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Wrongful termination is a catchall term that refers to any legal claim that an employee's firing was against the law. For example, an employee who was fired for discriminatory reasons, in retaliation for filing a complaint, or for exercising a legal right might have a wrongful termination claim.
The articles in this section cover wrongful termination lawsuits, including what constitutes wrongful termination, what damages are available, and when you should consider consulting with a lawyer. You'll find more information on specific types of wrongful termination claims in our Discrimination and Harassment section and our Employment Contracts section. You may also want to check out our articles on Unemployment Benefits.