What Is 'Constructive Termination?'

If your employer makes working conditions so difficult that any reasonable person in your position would feel like he or she has no other choice than to resign, then you may have a claim against your employer for constructive termination, also known as constructive discharge.

In fact, if you are forced to quit your job because of a hostile work environment, sexual harassment or illegal workplace discrimination, you may be entitled to certain damages, including lost back pay, front pay until you get a job, compensation for emotional distress and, in some cases, punitive damages to punish your employer for the wrongdoing.

For instance, if your employer is looking for a way to get rid of you because you are an older employee, it may not fire you out of fear of a possible age discrimination suit. But your employer may try to get you to quit by making your work life intolerable, including giving you the worst job assignments or shifts or reducing your hours or pay.

Seeking Legal Guidance Is Always A Good Idea

If you believe you have been constructively terminated from your employment because of illegal conduct by your employer, or that your employer is trying to force you to quit, it is important to speak with an experienced lawyer as soon as possible — and preferably before you quit. Many of these employment law cases can be quite complex and involve multiple claims besides constructive termination, including possible discrimination, sexual harassment and other wrongful termination claims.

Let the employment law attorneys at The Amlong Firm fight for you. We are proven trial lawyers with a long history of success. We will not rest until we do everything possible to get you the recovery you deserve, even if that means we have to take your case to trial.

Contact us today to schedule a consultation. You can reach us by phone at 954-519-2235 or simply email us online. From our office in Fort Lauderdale, we protect the rights of employees throughout South Florida.