Wrongful termination is illegal discharge from employment. Most of the jobs in US fall under
the category of at-will type, still it is illegal to fire and employee on the basis of age, race,
gender, religion, country of origin and other characteristic mismatches.
There are different types of terminations, which the court will regard as wrongful.
Discrimination is the most common among such types of cases. Replacing an employee, who is
still capable of serving the organization with someone younger, is age discrimination and this is a
violation of employment law.
Employees acting as whistleblowers may cause the employers to retaliate against them and the
result can be termination from the job. However, such act is also a violation of law. An employer
cannot discharge someone for being a whistleblower. Sometimes employers impose false charges
upon an employee to defend the decision of termination. This is against the employment law and
if proved in the court, can be punishable.
Contractual employment comes with automatic job security. The employer involved in this
type of contract cannot terminate the employee concerned, before the end of the period of time
mentioned in the contract. Breaching the term of this contract is illegal and therefore punishable.
If you have faced such type of termination, you should consult an experienced Ohio wrongful
discharge lawyer. He/she is familiar with the employment law and will be able to assist you to
file lawsuits or class action lawsuits against your employer. You should be careful to choose a lawyer. It will
be useful to remember that the law protects the employers like the employees.