Firing & Employee Discipline

There are a number of situations that can lead to an employee being terminated, and sometimes a person may feel they were treated unfairly in the process of being fired. In these cases, it is essential to know and understand the laws associated with wrongful termination.

While employees in the United States are generally considered to be at-will, meaning they can be hired or fired for any reason, there are some important exceptions. Employees who have entered into an employment contract may have some protections through their contract. State and federal laws also provide protection in the form of civil rights laws and whistleblower laws. Check out the articles and videos in this section to understand your legal rights and obligations in the termination process.