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Wrongful termination and contractual obligations

When it comes to your employment, you hope that you are always treated fairly and with a high level of respect. While most companies understand the importance of doing just that, there are some that don't care as much about how they treat employees.

Wrongful termination is every bit as serious as it sounds. If this happens to you, it's imperative to learn more about your legal rights. The first thing you should do is review your employment contract, if you have one. By law, your employer must live up to the terms and conditions of your agreement.

Note that even if you have yet to sign an employment contract, your employer may be obligated to meet any verbal promises that were made to you. An example of this would be a contract stating that you will perform specific duties for a minimum period of one year. If your employment is terminated before this period is up, you may be able to file a lawsuit for wrongful termination and breach of contract.

If your employment has been terminated for any reason, one of the best things you can do is review your contract to see if your employer owes you anything. You never know what you will find, so it's important to take a closer look.

No one wants to file a wrongful termination lawsuit, but you need to do whatever it takes to protect your rights as an employee. You should never feel that you are being pushed around and taken advantage of. It's best to learn more about your rights and stand up for yourself.

Source: FindLaw, "Was I Wrongfully Discharged From My Job?," accessed Sep. 05, 2017

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