How to prove wrongful termination in 8 steps

How to prove wrongful termination in 8 steps

Employment at-will is the standard form of employment in most of the USA (except for Montana), meaning employers can fire or demote employees at any time. However, there are federal and local state laws that prohibit adverse employment action…
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Average wrongful termination settlement amounts

If you're wondering how much the average wrongful termination settlement is, you're asking a great question. As with everything in law, the correct answer is "it depends", but after studying hundreds of wrongful termination cases, here are our…
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Wrongful termination claims down by 8% in 2017 vs 2016

Every year, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released detailed data on the number and type of claims it has received during the previous fiscal year. This gives us a unique look into real wrongful termination trends. The…
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Retaliation still the #1 employment claim in 2016

The EEOC has just updated their table of individual charge filings to reflect 2016 as well. The overall number of filings has increased by 2.3% to above 90,000 cases, which indicates an increasing trend since 2014. While all of the sub-types…
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State workplace discrimination laws

Many states have local state laws that make workplace discrimination illegal. These laws complement the federal anti-discrimination law (Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964). The federal level Title VII places anti-discriminatory requirements…
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Which states recognize the public policy exception to at-will employment?

Public policy can be defined as the laws, customs and principles that the Government creates to maintain order and address the needs of its citizens. It is not any given law, but the entirety of laws and mandates that govern the country. Wrongful…
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Which states recognize implied employment contracts?

Implied employment contracts are inferred contracts, that are based on the actions and suggestions of the employer. If an employee is discharged in breach of the implied employment contract, the claim might have enforceable in court. Implied…