According to a number of insurance companies, wrongful termination lawsuits are on the rise—and they are the single most frequent labor claim. Even though most employment in the US is considered “at will,” wrongful employment termination claims have spiked for a number of reasons, mainly because the economy has caused an unprecedented number of lay-offs and terminations.
Another reason for a rise in wrongful termination suits is because employees increasingly understand wrongful termination law. In a situation where an employee understands wrongful employee termination and their employer doesn’t, the grounds are fertile for a potential wrongful termination lawsuit.
The increase in wrongful termination claims (mainly involving discrimination and sexual harassment) can also be attributed to laws such as the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990, the Civil Rights Act of 1991 and the Family And Medical Leave Act of 1993. Because some areas of these laws are vague, they are open to interpretation.
Over 50 percent of all wrongful termination cases are won by the former employee (up to 70 percent in some districts) and there are more than 20 legal grounds for making a claim for wrongful termination or discharge. Clearly, “at-will” employment doesn’t mean that an employee has no legal rights if they are terminated from a job.
If you believe you were wrongfully terminated, please do not hesitate to speak with our San Diego Wrongful Termination Attorney for a free consultation. Call us at 619.202.0264 or check our website at http://www.sandiegoemploymentlawyer.net