What grounds may not be used to fire an employee?

On Behalf of | May 2, 2019 | Employee Rights |

People change jobs all of the time. In the middle of their adult life a Minneapolis resident may decide that they no longer want to pursue the career path that they are on and that they are ready for a new life adventure. They may leave their job for any number of reasons that do not violate the law or the terms of their employment contracts.

Employers also have rights to let their employees go under certain conditions. These conditions are tied to the operations of the employers and should be assessed by employment law attorneys. There are some reasons, however, that employers may not use when they plan to fire workers.

As readers of this employment law blog likely know, discrimination may not serve as the basis of an employment termination. Also, an employee’s decision to report unsafe or dangerous working conditions may not be the grounds on which their termination is based. Employers who do this violate the law and the rights of their employees.

An employee may not be fired for reporting the illegal actions of their employer, nor may an employee be fired for organizing or joining a union. These activities are lawful and fall under the rights of individuals who work for others. When an employee is let go from their job, they may wonder if the grounds of their termination are wrongful. They can have their many questions addressed by consulting with an employment law attorney. Such a professional may also support an individual who has been fired if they choose to pursue legal action against the employer that illegally fired them from their job.