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Employer promises and wrongful termination

It can be fairly easy to tell if you have been wrongfully terminated if you have signed a written employment contract, since you can usually tell if you have transgressed any of the terms of the agreement. However, what if a Missouri employer makes a verbal employment agreement with you and you are later fired? Depending on what the employer actually tells you, you might have a wrongful termination case if the employer states specific terms for employment that you have not violated.

Could you get fired for your social media posts?

Social media is quite popular. It seems everyone has at least one account on one platform. If you are like most people, you probably use your social media to share things about your life and express opinions. However, you must be aware that whatever you put on these platforms can be seen by pretty much anyone and could lead to some trouble for you, especially when it comes to work. According to CNBC, your employer could fire you for using https://www.cnbc.com/2016/02/05/how-using-social-media-can-get-you-fired.htmlsocial media.

Can you be fired for being pregnant?

If you are pregnant, you may wonder if your job in Missouri is safe. Technically, according to CNN, the Pregnancy Discrimination Act made any discrimination based on pregnancy illegal. You are also protected under the Americans with Disabilities Act. This requires your employer to make necessary accommodations for you. You cannot be fired for getting pregnant. You cannot be fired if you develop a condition during your pregnancy either. Your employer needs to treat you as it would any other person who may have a medical condition.  

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.

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