The employee bears the burden of proving that he or she was wrongfully terminated or otherwise retaliated against. Types of evidence that an employee can use to prove his or her case include computer-generated evidence, oral testimony: statements made by supervisors and co-workers; documentary evidence, etc.
If you are terminated for an unlawful reason, you may be entitled to recover damages. Certain wrongful termination cases result in damages based on the terminated employees lost wages and other expenses, while some other cases also result in statutory penalties for violations of public policy. Additionally, some cases may require the employer to pay punitive damages to the employee if the employer's action were intentional or if the employer acted maliciously.
Another form of wrongful termination is called a “constructive wrongful termination.” This occurs when the employee quits because the conditions are so intolerable that left they have been left with no option other than to quit. The law states that if conditions or treatment are so severe that a reasonable person could not consider continuing to work in the environment any further, then a person may quit. However, in these situations employees are expected to use any available reporting mechanism to attempt to resolve their employment issues before quitting. If an employee has complained of the intolerable environment and nothing changes, or it gets even worse, an employee may quit and seek damages as compensation for their lost wages. In sum, the law recognizes both “economic” and “non economic” damages. A well-pled complaint will cover both forms of damages and focus the jury's attention on specific damages items such as past, present and future anticipated losses.
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