Wrongful Termination Archives

Can you be fired for reporting unsafe work conditions?

If you are working for an employer in Missouri that has safety issues, you have the right to report this to authorities. Anything that puts your safety and the safety of other workers at risk is something that should be handled as soon as possible. The last thing you want is an injury that stops you from working. However, you may be wary of reporting your employer. You may fear saying something could put your job at risk, but you can rest easy. You cannot be fired for reporting a safety issue. 

Understanding severance pay obligations

Many in Missouri might hear stories or see depictions in popular media of people losing their jobs and being offered severance pay. The concept of severance pay seems fair enough; after all, The Bureau of Labor Statistics officially defines it as payment to employees who lose their jobs through no fault of their own. When one believes that he or she has been wrongfully terminated, then he or she may rightly claim to be owed severance pay. Yet are there laws on the books requiring employers to provide it? 

Can NFL players be fired for taking a knee?

There has been a lot of controversy in Missouri and across the country about NFL players taking a knee during the playing of the National Anthem before games. It seems the country is quite divided over whether this is a freedom of speech issue or a respect for veterans issue. Even the president has spoken out about it. It seems one major concern is whether these players could be fired due to their actions. 

Do you have a wrongful termination claim?

If your Missouri employer terminated you for a reason you believe violated your rights, you may be wondering if you have grounds for a wrongful termination claim. Missouri is an at-will employment state, which means that your employer can fire you at any time, and for almost any reason. There are, however, some exceptions to concept of at-will employment, and if your employer takes certain actions, you may be able to hold the party accountable.

What constitutes an employment contract?

Employment contracts may seem like a straightforward thing, but there are certain situations when a contract may be formed without an individual agreement. As a worker in Missouri, you are generally working under at-will employment, which means you can quit or be let go for any reason at any time. Your employment is not guaranteed. When you have a contract, though, it may stipulate specific details about your employment, including when you can and cannot be let go.

How do I know if I have been wrongfully terminated?

If you were recently let go from your job in Missouri, you might be wondering if your firing was illegal. You are not alone. According to the CheatSheet.com, employers in the United States wrongfully fire 150,000 workers each year. If your employer terminates you for an illegal reason, they may have violated your rights, giving you cause to seek to file a claim. 

What constitutes wrongful termination?

Wrongful termination in Missouri is often a widely misunderstood topic. According to Fortune, most employment is considered at will. This means your employer needs no reason to fire you. Not being given a solid reason for being fired does not constitute wrongful termination under the law unless your employment contract specifies otherwise.

Will I get final wages if I am fired?

If you are facing termination at your employment in Missouri, you will likely have many questions. One of the most important may be what will happen concerning your final pay. The Missouri Department of Labor and Industrial Relations has the answer to this question and many more you may face.

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