Wrongful Termination From Employment
Losing your job is painful
I understand what you are going through. Job loss is one of the worst things that can ever happen. It hurts the emotions. It hurts finances. It hurt relationships. It just hurts.
It hurts even more when you have been wrongfully terminated. Thankfully, the law provides a remedy. You can recover lost earnings and get paid back for pain and suffering. Learn more about wrongful termination damages in my YouTube video.
What Is Wrongful Termination?
Most employment is at-will. This means employers can end the relationship at any time and for any reason. There are exceptions. One exception is called wrongful termination (or wrongful discharge).
What Makes Wrongful Termination Different From Other Employment Law Claims?
The actual phrase employment attorneys use is wrongful termination in violation of public policy. Public policies can be found in the Constitutions. They can be found in statutes. They can be found in rules and regulations. They can also be found in court decisions.
I have made law in this area. I established a wrongful termination claim based on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act in our federal appeals circuit. Based on my work courts in Ohio now recognize wrongful termination claims based on abuse of power by state officials. I am also responsible for wrongful termination claims based on Ohio's anti-perjury laws.
How Do You Prove Wrongful Termination?
Winning a wrongful termination case requires:
- A public policy expressed in a constitution, statute, rule, regulation or court decision;
- That the termination of employees in like situations jeopardizes the public policy;
- That the employer terminated the employment relationship because of conduct relating to the public policy; and
- That the employer lacked an overriding legitimate business justification for the termination.
I Think I Have A Wrongful Termination Case. Do You Give Free Consultations?
Call me at (216) 522-0011. I will review your case and tell you what I think. I provide FREE consultations.