Does an error at work necessarily mean termination in Missouri? Maybe? When an employee makes an error, there is always the possibility of termination, but the termination cannot be based off of something that would qualify it as a wrongful termination. A wrongful termination is a termination that is unlawful because it was based on discrimination or another prohibited labor action. To determine if an employment termination constitutes a wrongful termination, the determination is made based on the specific circumstances of the termination.