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Alaska Wrongful Termination

In Alaska, employment is typically at will, meaning you're free to quit at any time and your employer can let you go at any time for any reason. There are, however, certain instances when it's illegal to terminate an employee. For example, an employer can't fire an employee because the employee is a whistleblower or terminate someone because of their race or religion. When this happens, it's known as wrongful termination. An employment lawyer or wrongful termination attorney can help you take legal action if you think you've been wrongfully terminated.

Wrongful Termination FAQ


What is wrongful termination?

"Wrongful termination" is the phrase used to describe situations where an employee is let go in violation of the law. For example, federal law prohibits employers from discriminating against employees based on gender, age, national origin, pregnancy, race and skin color. If an employee’s job performance is satisfactory and the employee is dismissed because of one of these factors, it could be considered wrongful termination.

Other than discrimination, when could an employee's dismissal be considered wrongful termination?

You may have a wrongful termination claim against your employer if:

  • You have an employment contract and were dismissed in violation of that contract
  • You have an implied contract with your employer and your employer broke that implied contract when terminating you
  • You are a whistleblower
  • You were terminated and are a victim of sexual harassment on the job
  • You were terminated in violation of federal and Alaska labor laws


How much time do I have to file a wrongful termination claim against my employer?

If you think you've been wrongfully terminated from your job, contact a wrongful termination lawyer as soon as possible. That's because you have a limited amount of time (in some instances, as little as 30 days) to file a legal claim against your former employer.

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