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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.

Plan to address a wrongful termination

Wrongful termination is a serious issue that brings up some complex matters. You didn't deserve to lose your source of income. You might have worked for the company a long time and all of a sudden, things started going wrong. Maybe you saw someone being sexually harassed and spoke up. Maybe you found out that the company was doing things illegally and filed a complaint. In these cases, the company can't opt to terminate your employment simply because you spoke out against the illegal practices.

Former coal mine employee sues for wrongful termination

Coal mining is back-breaking work, and injuries are not uncommon. One West Virginia man who was receiving medical care for a work-related back injury says that he was wrongfully terminated for what his employers termed "unexcused absences."

Worker allegedly fired for reporting co-worker injury

The U.S. Department of Labor is suing a West Virginia company after it allegedly fired one of its employees two days after she called 911 to report the injury of a co-worker. The owner of the company, Lone Star Western Beef, allegedly told the woman to hang up after she called to seek help for a man who had severed his thumb in a food processor at the plant that makes beef jerky.

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