When a person loses their only means of livelihood, things can seem rather daunting. If you believe that your termination was unlawful, we recommend that you get in touch with a lawyer for legal consultation as soon as possible so you can take immediate steps. In this blog, we will take a look at how wrongful termination lawyers can help your case.
By now, you are probably aware of what wrongful termination is. Some of the common reasons why employees are often terminated include:
- Whistleblowing against wrongdoings in the company
- Complaining about harassment at the workplace
- Discrimination based on gender, race, religion, or sexual orientation
However, it must be understood that legal resources are rare. This is because most of the time, termination is allowed based on an “at-will” system unless the employment agreement states otherwise. These agreements usually include clauses that say that termination is allowed if the employee has been accused of a felony, has a disability, or was negligent during work. However, it must be noted that when a person is terminated, there should be substantial evidence to support the termination. If that is not there, and the employee feels the termination was not justified, legal action can be taken against the employer.
How can a lawyer help?
Most often, when employees are terminated, they do not have enough evidence to prove that the termination was not justified. In such cases, it is best to get the help of a wrongful termination lawyer, as they can help gather evidence to strengthen your claim. They will go through all your contracts, performance reviews, communications over emails and texts, and recordings, to determine what led to the termination. Your lawyer is also very well-versed in the laws surrounding employment in your state, so you have nothing to worry about.
Your lawyer will also try and see if they can find any witnesses and testimonies to attest to your case, They have your best interests in mind, and based on your specific situation, the lawyer will plan the legal course of action.
If you have been terminated for any of the reasons mentioned above in the blog, you don’t have to worry any longer as a competent lawyer will be by your side throughout the entire process and will see to it that your rights as an employee are protected.