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Missouri Wrongful Termination

Do you think you've been unfairly terminated from your job? Although Missouri is an at-will employment state, there are a few situations where an employer cannot legally dismiss an employee. Talk to an employment lawyer or wrongful termination attorney to find out whether you have a wrongful termination case and how you can address it.

Can You Be Wrongfully Terminated in an "At-Will" State?

In an at-will employment state, an employer can—in many instances—freely hire and fire employees. Similarly, as an employee you have the right to quit at any time. But there are certain circumstances where the end of the employer-employee relationship is considered a wrongful dismissal or wrongful termination.

If you have a written employment contract and are terminated in violation of that contract, you may have a breach of contract case against your former employer. Your employment attorney can help you file a lawsuit against the company in a Missouri court. It's important to note that the state of Missouri doesn't recognize the concept of implied contracts, so you'll need to have a written contract to have a viable claim.

If you're a union member and were terminated in violation of the union's collective bargaining agreement, then you may have a grievance against the company. Talk to your union representative to learn about your legal options. If your union allows you to be terminated in violation of the collective bargaining agreement, a wrongful dismissal attorney can help you take legal action.

It is illegal, under federal and Missouri law, for employers to discriminate against employees on the basis of age (if the employee is at least 40 years old), sex, race, color, religion, disability, pregnancy or national origin. If you were terminated for discriminatory reasons, a wrongful termination lawyer can help you file a complaint of discrimination with the Missouri Commission on Human Rights or the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

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