After being unlawfully fired from a job, there are valid reasons to be worried. You’ll need to figure out how to pay your bills since you won’t have your regular income for a spell. You can hunt for new employment, but to cover your past-due payments, you’ll need more than just a minimal paycheck.
You shouldn’t be responsible for making up for lost funds if your employment has indulged in wrongful termination. Have you been fired unfairly? Here is what you need to do as soon as you can.
- Immediately speak with a lawyer
If you think your termination was unjustified, speak with a lawyer straight soon. Whether harassment, discrimination, retaliation, or another factor led to your termination, you may have a compelling case against your company.
The only real way to determine whether you have a case is to present it to a lawyer. Yes, you may draw comparisons between your circumstance and other ones, but every case is different for a variety of reasons.
- Gather details to build a strong case
A lawsuit cannot be successfully defended without evidence. Be as meticulous as you can while compiling your supporting paperwork and evidence. Gather everything in your written correspondence, including letters and text messages. Record spoken exchanges as well, just as you recall them. Even if you don’t think it’s pertinent, keep a record of anything that has to do with your circumstance since it might become so as your case develops.
- Assemble statements from eyewitnesses
Obtain statements from any employees or bosses who saw any harassment, retaliation, abuse, or sexual harassment. Start by asking people you know who have heard or seen things. Then, inquire with other people you know to see if they saw anything.
Ask everyone you know since they might have overheard something while you were away.
- Minutely read your termination letter
Did you get a letter of termination? If so, go over the text to determine what justification you were given for being fired. Once you have this information, decide whether the claim has any merit. For instance, if the letter alleges that you violated company policy but you didn’t, check if you can assemble proof to refute the letter.
Don’t wait to act, no matter what your situation. Act now since time is of the essence, whether you decide to lodge a complaint or sue your employer with the relevant authority.