WRONGFUL TERMINATION & RETALIATION

WRONGFUL TERMINATION & RETALIATION

The term “wrongful termination” is often misunderstood. As an at-will state, North Carolina allows employers to terminate employees for any reason or no reason at all, even if it’s unfair or for something the employee didn’t do. However, that does not mean that you cannot be wrongfully terminated.

An employee is wrongfully terminated when he or she is fired in retaliation for specific actions including, but not limited to:

  • Complaining about unlawful discrimination or harassment
  • Complaining about workplace safety issues
  • Discussing wages or other workplace concerns with your coworkers
  • Making a claim for worker’s compensation
  • Requesting a reasonable accommodation for your disability, or taking leave under The Family and Medical Leave Act
  • Whistleblowing
  • Other conduct that is protected by public policy

Termination is also considered unlawful when it is based on or motivated by discrimination based on legally-protected characteristics of the employee, including age, color, disability, national origin, race, religion and sex.

Fight Back Against Wrongful Termination
If you believe you have been wrongfully terminated or retaliated against by your employer, Harman Law, PLLC will provide the honest and effective legal counsel you need to fight back and be properly compensated.