The term 'wrongful termination' is an event where an employer fires or terminates an employee for reasons that are prohibited by law. However, there are several U.S. laws in that provide protection to employees against wrongful termination, especially when the case involves discrimination, sexual harassment, breach of contracts, violation of policy, or whistleblowing.
Employment discrimination is still prevalent in the U.S. and hundreds of employees suffer from it. The good news is, there are several locals, state and federal laws, such as Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which protect employees from facing discriminatory behavior from their employers. This behavior includes discriminating against an employee on the basis of their age, race, religion, national origin, genetic information, pregnancy, disability and other characteristics.