Understanding Your Employment Rights: Wrongful Termination

Most employment is at will — meaning you or your employer can terminate the relationship at any time, for virtually any reason. However, the law places some boundaries on your employer's ability to let you go. For example, your employer cannot fire or discharge you for:

  • Refusing to engage in illegal or unethical conduct
  • Exercising your right to leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
  • Filing a workers' compensation claim
  • Reporting employment discrimination, sexual harassment, wage and hour violations or other employment law violations
  • Blowing the whistle on illegal or unethical conduct

Put simply, your employer cannot fire you in retaliation because you enforced your rights.

Likewise, your employment contract may place limits on when — and for what reasons — your employer can terminate the employment.

Has Your Employer Crossed A Line?

After losing your job, it's normal to feel that you have been wronged. In limited situations, however, your employer may have crossed a legal line. The boundaries of the law in this area can be confusing.

At the Indianapolis law firm of Stephanie Jane Hahn, Attorney at Law, we can examine the facts of your situation to determine whether you have a claim for wrongful termination. Our lawyer has spent more than 20 years protecting the rights of employees across Indiana. As a result, she understands the contours of the law when it comes to wrongful termination.

During this challenging time, you can lean on our experience in handling cases like these over the course of 20-plus years.

We can also protect your rights under state law if your employer has tried to prevent you from getting another job — for example, by blacklisting you or providing false references.

Discuss Your Situation With A Lawyer

If you have questions about wrongful discharge, call our office at 800-375-1548 to get answers. You can also contact us online to arrange a face-to-face consultation with our employment lawyer.