If your employment has been terminated recently, you may be shocked and upset by this, especially if you were not given a reason why. You may even wonder if you can make a wrongful termination claim based on the fact that there was no reason given.
The fact that your employment was terminated with no warning or reason given does not constitute wrongful termination if you are employed through an at-will employment contract. Under these circumstances, an employer can terminate employment at any time and for any reason, with the exception of a discriminatory or retaliatory reason.
How can I prove that I was fired for a wrongful reason?
It can be difficult to prove that you were fired for a wrongful reason, especially given the fact that an employer can choose to give no reason at all. However, it can be possible to make a wrongful termination claim based on the events that led up to the termination of your employment.
Perhaps, for example, you made a complaint of discrimination or harassment in the time shortly before your employment was terminated. When you make a complaint, you are automatically protected under the law from retaliation. Being fired is a form of retaliation; therefore, if you can convincingly link the occurrence of your complaint with your employment termination, you may be successful in making a wrongful termination claim.
It is important that you understand your rights and that you do not simply accept the loss of your job if you believe that you are a victim of wrongful termination. You may be entitled to compensation as a result.