Wrongful Termination

Wrongful termination from your employment can wreak havoc on your life and have long-term negative effects on your career. Taking legal action to right this wrong is often the only way to ensure that you can get your life and career back to normal. In order to successfully fight back against a wrongful termination, you will need an experienced employment lawyer by your side.

Termination as a Breach of Employment Contract

Employment in Missouri is “at will,” meaning that employers in Missouri have the right to fire employees at any time for any lawful reason. However, when an employer unlawfully terminates an employee with a breach of employment contract or on the basis of discrimination, it is known as wrongful termination. An employer cannot fire an employee on the basis of the following:

  • Race
  • Ancestry or national origin
  • Gender
  • Religion
  • Age (for those who are at least 40 years old)
  • Disability
  • Having HIV/AIDS
  • Military status

It is also unlawful to fire someone in retaliation for filing complaints about harassment or discrimination and to fire someone in violation with a lawful employment contract. If you believe you have been let go on the basis of one of the reasons listed above, you may have a legal claim for wrongful termination against your former employer.

Contact Swartz Law Today for our Legal Expertise

If you were fired and believe that it was on the basis of a protected status, breach of employment contract or other unlawful reason, call Swartz Law today at (816) 444-8900.