Did you know that wrongful termination lawsuits, over the past 20 years, have risen by 260 percent? If the lawsuit does go to trial, the plaintiff- which is the employee- wins about 65% of the time. Have you been fired recently, and are you wondering whether you have grounds to sue? Here are three important facts you should know about wrongful termination before you pick up the phone and call employment rights attorneys.
1. What are Unfair Dismissal Claims?
It’s a common misconception that labor laws cover anything that feels “unfair,” and that employees can only be fired for poor performance. For the most part, wrongful dismissal law only says that your employer cannot fire you because of your age, race, religion, as retaliation for a discrimination claim, because you’ve s