The most common reasons for firing an employee include:
- Failure to respond to training
- Repeated unexcused absences or lateness
- Sexual harassment
- Verbal abuse
- Physical violence
- Falsification of records
- Theft of company property
- Drunkenness on the job
These reasons are also the most easily justifiable and it may be difficult to fight such charges.
What Reasons Are NOT Justified For Firing an Employee?
The reasons for being fired that an employee can legally fight and may be able to win are:
- Complaints about violations of employee rights
- Testifying against the company or another employee
- Lawful union activities
- Filing claims for workers’ compensation
- Filing charges of unfair labor practices
- Reporting OSHA violations
- Wage garnishments to pay debts
Do I Need an Employment Attorney?
If you feel you have been unfairly terminated for an unjustifiable reason, then an attorney may be able to help you with your claim. Contact an employment lawyer for further information with your case.