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Employee seeks $100,000 after wrongful termination

Wrongful termination is an extremely frustrating occurrence. When terminated, one suffers financially from wage loss, and one must then look for a new job. However, when one's termination qualifies as a wrongful discharge, there is the added emotional frustration involved. Quite often, when one claims wrongful termination, it means that one was trying to do what he or she felt was the right thing or to exercise one's rights as an employee and was retaliated against. A worker from Illinois, a state almost bordering Michigan, has sued his employer for wrongful termination after he was retaliated against for filing workers' comp.

The employee claims that in November he was injured while on the job. It is not stated in the report how he was injured or what caused the injury, but he notified his employer, Woods Basement, a flooring company, about his intention to file for workers' comp. The company refused to reemploy the employee after his recovery in January.

The employee believes this to be a situation that constitutes as wrongful termination. He claims that he was exercising his right as an employee to file for workers' comp if injured on the job, and he insists that he is a victim of retaliation. He is seeking around $100,000 in the legal proceedings.

Even though this claim has happened in Illinois, wrongful termination could happen to an employee in any state. If one feels that one has been a victim of wrongful termination, Michigan professionals in employee law can help one to explore one's legal options. One may possibly be able to file a wrongful termination suit, which could help to compensate one for missed wages as well as punitive damages, when appropriate.

Source: madisonrecord.com, Woods Basement sued over worker's alleged wrongful termination, Kelly Holleran, Aug. 15, 2013

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