What laws can protect me from Wrongful Termination?

The left column lists common employment problems, and the right column lists the applicable federal laws. It also highlights common state law employment issues, as well as federal agencies that regulate that area of the law.

*A star beside a law means that you must file an administrative action – like with the EEOC – before you file in court.

Note that more than one may apply to your situation. Use these to conduct your own research or to help you find the right attorney to help you.

I’ve been treated differently because of my:

  • race
  • sex
  • because I from another country
  • because I have kids
  • because of my age

Except for 1981 Action, all must be filed here first Equal Employment Opportunity Commission(www.eeoc.gov)