Wrongful termination is a phrase frequently used by employers and employees alike to cover the whole rubric of potential causes of action that an individual could have against the company when he or she is fired.
Wrongful termination means, simply, that there is some kind of legal action that the an employee may take after being let go by an employer.
There are several discrete categories of wrongful termination in Massachusetts. Under the local law, all employees, unless they have a specific contract that they have negotiated with their employer, either in writing or orally, are At-Will employees. This means they can leave whenever they choose to, or be let go whenever the employer chooses to let them go. There are a couple of very narrow exceptions to the At-Will rule in Massachusetts that would constitute Wrongful Termination under the States Law. The exceptions are:
If any of these factors are in play in your situation when you are let go from work, call me for a consultation.
If you have questions about Massachusetts employment law, consult an qualified Massachusetts employment lawyer before you take action.
Boston employment lawyer, Attorney Jack Merrill provides legal services to employees and employers throughout the Boston metro and Worcester County region including Ashland, Dedham, Framingham, Franklin, Hopkinton, Maynard, Marlborough, Milford, Natick, Needham, Newton, Shrewsbury, Sudbury, Waltham, and Worcester, Massachusetts.