If you feel you are being wrongfully terminated or you are wrongfully discharged, or dismissed, people use that term “wrongful termination” all the time. The thing is, it’s not really a thing. It’s not a claim. It’s not a cause of action – it’s more of a term of art that comprises several different notions of illegal or unjust firings from your job.
The Age Discrimination in Employment Act [“ADEA”] is a federal law that prohibits discrimination in hiring, promotion, or firing based on age decision [factors] if the employee in question is 40 or over.