Wrongful termination/wrongful discharge is a commonly-misued and misunderstand legal concept. Wrongful termination is a term that can be used in a general sense but a more precise application of the term refers to one of the exceptions to the employment at-will doctrine. In a nutshell, a wrongful termination is when an employee is terminated for refusing to act in a manner that violates law. Wrongful terminations are a very narrow exception to the at-will doctrine and tend to be rare. Despite the rarity of wrongful termination cases in Wisconsin, employees are still highly encouraged to speak with an employment attorney to go over the details of their case to better assess whether their termination amounts to a wrongful termination.