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Implied Employment Contracts & Wrongful Terminations

If you were under the impression that your job was secure but you were terminated out of the blue, you might have been wrongfully terminated. Although Kentucky follows the at-will employment rule in the workplace, an implied contract is an exception. When an employee can demonstrate that they had an implied contract but were fired anyways, they can file a lawsuit to seek compensation. Our Kentucky employment law attorneys explain how implied contracts can lead to unlawful termination.

What Are Implied Contracts?

An implied contract is when there is an agreement between you and your employer that isn’t in writing. Instead, an implied contract is often created through both verbal promises or behavioral promises. Therefore, if your employer suddenly fires you although they had verbally promised you that you would soon get a promotion or something of that nature, you may file a wrongful termination claim.

How Can I Prove that I Had an Implied Contract?

The best form of proof when filing a wrongful termination claim due to an implied contract is your employer’s consistent behavior. For example, suppose you had quarterly reviews with your supervisor and records show that you had excellent performance reviews. This could be strong evidence that could help you show that you had a verbal agreement with your supervisor about getting a promotion next month. In this situation, your employer must have a valid reason, such as serious work errors, to fire you.

Seeking Legal Guidance

Proving that you did have an implied contract with your employer can be a difficult task. Your employer could deny your allegations or you might just not know which evidence will support your case. To improve your chances of getting your desired case results, you should seek legal guidance from our team at Charles W. Miller & Associates. We have the knowledge, skills, and experience needed to help you get the compensation you deserve for being wrongfully terminated.

Contact our Kentucky employment law attorneys today at (502) 890-9954 to schedule a consultation!

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