wrongful discharge

Definition of "wrongful discharge"
  1. The act of terminating an employee's job for reasons that are unlawful, or that breach societal norms, such as being fired as payback for refusing to partake in illegal actions
How to use "wrongful discharge" in a sentence
  1. The manager was accused of wrongful discharge for firing an employee who declined to participate in tax fraud.
  2. Cases of wrongful discharge often involve individuals who were let go from their positions due to unethical reasons.
  3. When an employee is let go for refusing to break the law, it is considered wrongful discharge.

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