Can I file a wrongful termination lawsuit?
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Age, racial differences, gender, religious belief, etc. all are discriminatory reasons for which you might base a wrongful termination suit and for which you cannot be legally fired.
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No one can know what the record is in the case because online we cannot find out any details. If you have a discrimination theory about retaliatory discharge or hostile workplace conditions you'll need a lawyer. Check with a lawyer in your locale to discuss more of the details. If you are an at-will employee, you can be fired for any reason or no reason, except unlawful discrimination. If you do not have an employment contract or union to represent you, your recourse is limited. Discrimination based on age, gender, race, religious beliefs etc.... may give rise to a different answer.
Good luck to you.
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If you were an at-will employee, they could fire you for any reason or no reason at all, so long as it wasn't one of the reasons the law says are impermissible (race, gender, national origin, skin color, religion, etc.). They don't have to give a reason.
In this case, employer was cutting back. They can cut any at-will employee they want to cut and that's just a business judgment.
Not legal advice as I'm not licensed in Wisconsin. If you need legal advice, please consult a lawyer who holds Wisconsin licensure.
Good luck with your job search.