Getting fired can be a devastating experience for an employee, but firing an employee can also be a difficult decision for an employer to make. It is a decision that is generally not made lightly. An employer may have to let someone go based on the employee's behavior or performance, or it may be necessary based on the best interests of the company.
Because a termination can be so upsetting, it is not uncommon for an employee to disagree with an employer's decision. In many cases, workers may feel as though they are the victims of a wrongful termination and decide to pursue a claim against the employer. In these situations, it can be crucial for all parties to understand the difference between a lawful and unlawful termination.