Wrongful Termination, Tortious Discharge or Retaliation
A claim for wrongful discharge, tortious discharge or retaliation can arise under many different circumstances. Whether an employee resides in California, Nevada or Utah, he/she may be entitled to damages if the employer terminated his/her employment in violation of public policy.
For example, an employer will be deemed to have violated the law if it terminated an employee due to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sex, gender, age, or sexual orientation.
Other examples of tortious discharge include terminations related to the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the California Family Rights Act (CFRA), or the Pregnancy Discrimination Act. There are both federal and state laws that employee entitle an employee to invoke protections afforded by statute. State claims that exist, however, are determined on the state in which you reside or are employed.
This area of law is very complex and require detailed analysis by an experienced employment attorney. Please call and start your analysis today.