retaliatory discharge

Definition of "retaliatory discharge"
  1. The act of unlawfully terminating an employee as a form of punishment for protected actions, such as reporting the employer's illegal activities, which is directly in conflict with public policy
How to use "retaliatory discharge" in a sentence
  1. After reporting hazardous conditions at the workplace, the employee faced retaliatory discharge.
  2. Retaliatory discharge complaints often spring from situations where the employee has called out the employer's illegal activities.
  3. Laws protect employees from retaliatory discharge when they act in line with public interests, such as whistleblowing.

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