What Does Dismissal With Prejudice Mean?
Dismissal with prejudice refers to a situation in which an employee is terminated due to the actions of the employee. This could include unethical behavior, criminal behavior, a failed drug test, insubordination, or any other of a number of actions on the part of the employee. Reasons that an employer may use for dismissal with prejudice are often subject to contracts or local/state/federal laws. For example, an employer would be legally barred from firing (dismissing) and employee for becoming pregnant. Dismissal with prejudice can also be called fired for cause.