recently i was informed by one of my employees that another employee was planning on filing a harrassment lawsuit against me personally for alleged "verbal harrassment". I informed this employee to tell owner immediately of this and don't let him know i knew. That was a wednesday on Friday i was "laid Off" and monday the person who was to file lawsuit was given my position. do i have a wrongful termination lawsuit?

1 answer  |  asked May 17, 2005 12:32 AM [EST]  |  applies to Alabama

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Henry F. (Hank) Sherrod III
laid off

Generally, in Alabama, employers can fire employees for any reason. Unless you have evidence that you were discriminated against based on sex, race, disability, etc., you probably can't challenge your termination. Being terminated because a fellow employee accused you of harassment (assuming the layoff reason was untrue) is not, in and of itself, illegal. Only if the real reason behind the apparently false layoff claim is some sort of discrimination will you ordinarily be able to make out a claim. Good luck.


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posted by Henry F. (Hank) Sherrod III  |  May 17, 2005 05:26 AM [EST]

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