Wrongful Termination

Wrongfully termination suits can occur when a (former) employee accuses you of firing them for an illegal reason. This may involve violation of anti-discrimination laws or a contractual breach. An employee cannot be fired on the basis of her race, gender, ethnic background, religion, or disability. It is also illegal to fire an employee because they lodged a legal complaint against your organization, or because the employee brought the employer’s wrongdoing to light as a whistleblower. Such terminations are considered “retaliation” and are unlawful.

Wrongful termination coverage can cover accusations based any of the following conditions:

  1. Exceeding “At Will” employment limits (including “forcing” an employee to quit)
  2. Allegations of violating anti-discrimination laws
  3. Contractual obligations
  4. Whistleblower retaliation
  5. Retaliation for failure to perform illegal acts
  6. Protected Time Off (i.e. Family Leave Act violations)