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Wrongful termination lawsuits cutting down

(KWWL) -- Your options if you're fired aren't many, employment law professor Charles Craver says if you're a private sector worker without a contract, you can be fired for any legal reason.

Now, you cannot be fired for race, creed, color, national origin, religion, sex, age or disabilities.

But other reasons are fair game, and courts have cut back on wrongful termination cases.

And experts say even if you sue your employer and win, there may be so much acrimony after a court battle, you may be better off settling for back pay and damages, instead of getting your job back.

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