A wrongful termination claim can encompass a wide variety of different actions. Discrimination, retaliation for reporting discrimination, whistleblowing, refusing to comply with an illegal order, and even violating an employment contract's discipline or grievance procedures, can all give rise to wrongful termination claims. What's more is that the general legal claim of wrongful termination in violation of public policy can encompass nearly any wrongful conduct on the part of an employer, so long as there is a compelling public policy reason.
Wrongful termination and employment claims are among the most risky and complex legal claims that private individuals bring against businesses. Likely as a result of that complexity and the varied outcomes that have resulted under strikingly similar facts, people often wind up holding misconceptions about wrongful termination claims. Below you'll find three of the most common myths about wrongful termination claims.