Can i sue my ex employer for wrongful termination?
Elgin, IL |
i was let go because of "performance" but i have never been written up or warned about my work proformance. I've been out of work for over 6 months and havent been able to find a job. can i sue for wrongful termination?
As an at-will employee, you can quit at any time for any reason, you can be fired for any reason, a rotten 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.
You might find my Legal Guide helpful "Workplace Discrimination: A Basis for Wrongful Termination Claims"
If you have a discrimination theory about retaliatory discharge or hostile workplace conditions you'll need a lawyer. Religious belief, age, gender, race etc. all are discriminatory reasons for which you cannot be legally fired and upon which you might base a wrongful termination suit.
You might find my Legal Guide helpful "How to Choose a Lawyer for you.”