If you strongly believe you were the victim of wrongful termination, you shouldn't let your former employer get away this act. There are many steps you can take to prove that you were wrongfully terminated, which allows you to potentially receive compensation in return.
Here are several tips to keep in mind after a wrongful termination:
- Don't retaliate: You may be tempted to retaliate, such as by screaming at your boss or breaking something on the way out the door, but this will only complicate matters.
- Collect evidence: Any evidence you can collect to prove that you were wrongfully terminated can help you win your case in the future.
- Review your employment contract: This may show that your employer terminated you against the terms and conditions of your agreement.
- Request your personnel file: Ask the human resources department to provide you with access to your personnel file. It's here that you'll find copies of past reviews and any complaints made against you.
- Don't go away: Your employer may attempt to intimidate you, all with the idea that you'll go away without taking additional action.
As you follow these tips, you may soon realize that your claim is stronger than you thought. It's at that point that you should turn your attention to the next steps in the process.
If your employer is unwilling to work something out, such as a severance package, learn more about your legal rights. You may have to take legal action to hold your former employer responsible. It's not the ideal situation, but taking action puts you in a position to win your case.