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What can you do if you were subject to wrongful termination?

While many of our readers probably have good relationships with their employers, the fact is that some workers in Minneapolis are fired from their jobs for reasons that they disagree with. When employers terminate a worker's employment, they will usually try to justify the move as being based on performance, or perhaps a specific instance of non-compliance with the job directives. But, what if there are other reasons? What can you do if you were wrongfully discharged from your job?

First, it is important to determine whether or not your termination from employment was, in fact, "wrongful termination." This legal term encompasses situations in which an employee is terminated from employment for reasons that may be illegal under Minnesota or federal employment law.

For instance, workers in Minnesota cannot be fired for just any reason an employer wants to cite. The termination of employment cannot be based on the employee's race, religion, gender, disability or age, among other reasons. A termination based on any of these reasons would constitute unlawful discrimination. Or, some employees have a contractual relationship with their employers. If that contract is breached, there may be legal remedies.

When employees in Minnesota believe that they may have been wrongfully discharged from their employment, a good starting point is to have the facts of the situation evaluated by someone who is well-versed in state and federal employment law. Some people may be fired from their employment for illegal reasons, which can afford them the opportunity to seek compensation through a lawsuit under employment law.

Source: FindLaw, "Was I Wrongfully Discharged From My Job?," Accessed March 11, 2017

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