What Is Wrongful Discharge?
Federal and state employment laws protect employees from wrongful discharge. These include laws that prohibit discrimination against an employee because of race, religion, national origin, disability or sex. They also include laws that prohibit retaliation for an employee’s refusal to participate in illegal behavior or for whistle-blowing. Federal and state laws also prohibit retaliation for complaining about sexual harassment, unpaid overtime and unpaid minimum wages.
Although not every unfair employer action is illegal, federal and state employment laws exist to protect employee rights. If you have been fired for a reason that you believe to be illegal, talk to the Indiana employment law attorneys at The Law Office of Robert J. Hunt, LLC, about taking action. Contact us at 317-743-0614 for a free case evaluation with an attorney.