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When can a wrongful termination lawsuit be filed?

Those in Michigan who have been let go from their places of employment have every right to question whether their employers were justified in firing them. In many cases the answer will be yes, they were, but there are other cases when the answer will be no. Employers have the right to make decisions for their companies, but firing for certain reasons could result in them facing wrongful termination lawsuits.

When is a wrongful termination lawsuit not considered justified? Many employers hire staff as at-will employees. These means that they can be released from their jobs whenever an employer deems it necessary, as long as the firing was not based on retaliation or discrimination.

If retaliation, discrimination or disability concerns are the reasons behind one's firing, then yes, a wrongful termination lawsuit is considered justified. In order to determine if one has a case, an experienced employment law attorney can review the details of the matter. If there is sufficient evidence that the firing was illegal, with the help of legal counsel one can file the proper legal actions in civil court.

Wrongful termination cases are not always clear cut. Some business owners in Michigan and elsewhere will do everything possible to protect themselves in order to make firings seem justified even if they are not. In cases involving retaliation, discrimination or disability concerns, through careful investigation the truth may be revealed, which would then allow victims to seek compensation for their losses. A seasoned attorney can assist victims of wrongful termination seek relief and even a bit of justice by litigating claims in court or settling complaints through out-of-court negotiations.

Source: FindLaw, "When Can You Sue for Wrongful Termination?", Brett Snider, Esq., Accessed on July 5, 2017

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