Wrongful Termination in Arizona

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Wrongful Termination in Arizona

Most employment in Arizona is "at-will." This means that if the employment contract does not state the length or conditions for employment, then the employer can terminate the employee for no reason and the employee has the right to quit his job. The termination can occur at any given time and for any legitimate purpose; therefore, proving wrongful termination can be difficult in such an arrangement.

Exceptions and Grounds for Wrongful Termination

On the other hand, being able to terminate an employee at-will does not mean that the employer can break any laws during the firing process. Even in an at-will employment setting, an Arizona employer can be held liable for wrongful termination. The following aspects of employment can create a basis for a wrongful termination or wrongful discharge claim in Arizona:

A wrongful termination claim in Arizona will have a much better chance of success if it can be proven that the employer violated some law or a contract provision. It is not enough to simply argue that an employer acted unfairly in terminating the person.

Remedies for Wrongful Termination

An employment or wrongful termination lawyer can help provide the legal basis for recovering compensation. Proper remedies for wrongful termination include payment for lost wages, reinstatement to the previous occupation, and possibly other types of damages.

Consulting an Attorney

A qualified Arizona lawyer can provided you more information if there is a legal basis for a claim. Additionally, he can help you navigate the legal system and represent you in court.

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Last Modified: 02-19-2014 02:29 PM PST

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