Whistleblowing and Other Types of Wrongful Termination
Although employers often have the right to terminate employees for poor performance and other reasons, there are limits that protect workers. An employer may not fire you for refusing to violate the law or for reporting violations of law or public policy (“whistleblowing”). You are also protected fromretaliation
for reporting workplace discrimination
Examples of Whistleblowing
You may have a claim for whistleblowing or a claim for wrongful termination if:
- An employee knows her employer is committing fraud through improper accounting practices or simply by theft, and is fired for reporting or complaining about it;
- You are terminated for doing things the law encourages, like voting or serving on a jury;
- You are terminated or disciplined or treated badly for filing a workers’ compensation claim (or even for merely suffering an injury on the job for which you could file a workers’ compensation claim).
Kansas City Wrongful Termination Lawyer
We have handled dozens of these types of claims in both Kansas and Missouri. Sometimes we can resolve whistleblowing or wrongful discharge cases with a simple letter, but we are always prepared to represent our clients through every stage of litigation to and including trial.
If you think your termination may have been unlawful, contact us
for a free consultation. Call our offices in Kansas City and Overland Park at 913-322-3528