Learn about workplace rights -- and wrongs.
If you were recently fired or laid off, you may be wondering whether you have a legal claim against your employer. Not every termination is wrongful: An employee who works at will (as most do in the United States) can be fired at any time, for any legal reason. But even at-will employees are protected from termination for illegal reasons, including discrimination, retaliation, whistleblowing, violation of public policy, and more.
Here, you'll find lots of information about your workplace rights and the laws of wrongful termination, including details on each state's legal protections for employees. If you need more help, we also provide books and other resources about your rights. And if you decide you'd like to talk to an attorney, we've got you covered: Select your state from the list to be connected with an employment lawyer in your area.