When wrongful termination is established, an employee then has the right to sue his/her former employer for damages. This includes the loss of wage and “fringe” benefits, and, if against “public policy,” additionally, for punitive damages. To bring a wrongful termination suit the discharge of the employee must have been without “good cause”
Wrongful termination is unwarranted dismissal by an employer. Wrongfully terminated employees have the right to pursue compensation from their former employer. Losses to be compensated in a wrongful termination suit may include salary or wage and other benefits (insurance, retirement, etc). In especially heinous cases may also involve putative damages to punish the employer.
An express or implied continuance of employment must have existed to support a wrongful termination case. In some cases, discriminative actions or retribution against exposure of wrongdoing of the employer on the part of the employee may also play a part. Breach of contract issues may also be indicated in addition to wrongful termination.
In addition to overt types of wrongful termination, other types may include age discrimination (defined as discrimination against individuals 40 years of age or older on the basis of their age) and “bad boss,” meaning ongoing harassment in the form of a bad reference.
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