Wrongful termination describes the terminating of an employee in violation of Minnesota and federal law. While it is common for employees to feel wronged when they are fired, Minnesota and federal legislation actually identifies what conduct behavior constitutes illegal termination. Some examples of conduct prohibited under law that would constitute wrongful termination in the eyes of the court are terminating an employee because of their color, religious beliefs, disability or age.
One long-time schoolteacher is suing the South Washington County School District for wrongful termination. The complaint filed recently alleges that the teacher, who taught in the district for more than 30 years, was fired illegally. It claims that the district discriminated against him due to his age and because of a disability.