Employees count on their employers to pay them so they can cover bills and other life expenses. When you are terminated unexpectedly, you likely won’t have the funds available to cover those expenses. You might think that there isn’t anything you can do to remedy the situation; however, it is possible that you may have legal recourse that can help you to hold the employer liable for the situation.
Wrongful termination can cover a variety of circumstances, but they all are grounded in harassment, discrimination or retaliation. These three factors aren’t ever able to be considered during a termination. This means that your employer can’t fire you because you won’t submit to sexual harassment, because of a protected status like race or because you report illegal behavior at the workplace.
It can be challenging to tie the termination to one of those events. Keeping good records might help you. Being able to show that you’ve done a good job at work, such as having positive evaluations, can also help. Using these, you could show that there wasn’t a reason to terminate you except for the fact that one of the three forbidden termination reasons was used as the basis of the firing.
We realize that you might not want to have to go through a huge ordeal with your former employer, but you know that you can’t let them get away with it. We are here to help you work through the case to determine what might be possible. Ultimately, we want to help you try to hold the employer accountable for the illegal firing.