When an employee is fired for illegal reasons derived from harassment or discrimination, it can be considered to be a wrongful termination. If a person is also fired because they submitted a legal complaint against their employer, it may also be considered illegal, and a wrongful termination lawsuit can be filed against them.
What Should I Know Before Filing a Wrongful Termination Lawsuit?
Prior to filing a lawsuit against your employer for wrongful termination, it is always beneficial to contact an attorney. They will be able to best assess your situation after reviewing the details of your case and give you the best legal advice on how to move forward. Before deciding to file a wrongful termination claim, it's important that you:
Document Everything You Can
When filing these types of claims, the more evidence you have, proving that you were wrongfully terminated, the better. It is beneficial to have written documentation of past statements and other evidence that could be used in the case, such as:
- Your personnel file
- Job performance reviews
- Official paperwork
- Union contracts
- Pay stubs
- Employee handbooks or policies
- Your termination or layoff notice
- Interviews switch co-workers
- Documentation of official communications like emails or memos
Find an Experienced Lawyer
Cases like these can be complex, so it's important you have the right attorney on your side. When looking for wrongful termination lawyers, it's essential to look for the following characteristics:
- Experienced in the wrongful termination field
- Effective communication
- Available and quick response times
Know the Steps of the Process
Your attorney will better prepare you for the process of pursuing lawful action against your former employer, but there are a few steps you should be aware of before taking action:
- Discovery Process
- Alternative Dispute Resolution
- Going to Trial
Contact a Lawyer
If you think you have been wrongfully terminated from your job, there are laws to protect you and your rights. Filing a claim can be challenging without the help of a skilled attorney. Here at Barkhordarian Law Firm, we have the experience you need on your side to get you the justice you deserve. Let us help you.
Contact us today at (888) 514-5112 or visit us online to get started on your free case review with a member of our team.