The termination of a contract employee depends on the specific terms of their employment contract. Employment contracts vary a great deal but some examples of good cause to terminate a contract employee are: violating a noncompete agreement, disclosing trade secrets, failure to meet performance standards, violating company policy, etc. In addition, many employment contracts have termination clauses, which often allow either the employer or the employee to end the employment for any reason if an appropriate amount of notice is given. Wrongful termination is a catchall category that refers to any illegal reason for firing an employee. Either one may end the employment at any time, with or without cause. Sometimes, it takes a skilled Lawyers For Wrongful Termination in Jacksonville to review the facts to determine whether the reasons for termination are illegal. Therefore, unless the employee has an actual or implied contract with the employer which allows for termination only for cause or other specified reasons, the employer may fire an employee as long as the reasons are not illegal.
There are different causes of wrongful termination, which may include: firing as a form of sexual harassment; firing in violation of state and federal anti-discrimination laws; terminating an employee for whistleblowing; wage and hour claims; terminating an employee because she is pregnant or firing an employee in violation of labor Lawyers For Wrongful Termination in Jacksonville. If your termination was not the result of a legal or contractual violation then you are likely employed at-will and may not have legal recourses for a termination that you consider unfair. For more information about at-will employment and wrongful termination read below. If you’ve been fired for doing “the right thing” (or for refusing to do the wrong thing) but you don’t have an ideal case for statutory relief, a public-policy claim may be your best bet for justice. Often known as a wrongful discharge such an action may help to get your career back on track.