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Kentucky Wrongful Termination

If you work for a company in Kentucky, you're probably considered an at-will employee, meaning you're free to quit at any time and your employer can terminate you for almost any reason and without any warning. When employers terminate employees in violation of other employment laws or in violation of a job contract or union collective bargaining agreement, then the worker can take legal action. Talk to a wrongful termination attorney today to understand your legal options.

Are You a Victim of Wrongful Termination?

Wrongful termination and wrongful dismissal are the phrases used to describe a situation when an employer has dismissed an employee either in violation of an employee-employer agreement or in violation of the law.

One of the most common reasons for wrongful dismissal is discrimination. It is illegal for an employer to terminate a worker solely because of the worker's age (if the employee is at least 40 years old), gender, religion, race/skin color, national origin, pregnancy or disability.

If you think you've been the victim of discrimination, then your wrongful termination lawyer can help you file a claim with the Kentucky Commission on Human Rights or the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

Under Kentucky law, it's also illegal for an employer to dismiss an employee because the employee exercised a right that's allowed by law. (This is known as the public policy exception to at-will employment.) For example, an employer couldn't terminate you because you filed a workers' compensation claim.

Finally, if you have a written employment contract and you're fired despite that contract, then you can file a breach of contract lawsuit in Kentucky civil court. Similarly, if you were terminated in violation of a union collective bargaining agreement, you'll want to work with your union representative to file a complaint with the union.

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