Do I need a wrongful termination lawyer?
Have you been fired and have suspicions, or even evidence, of being fired wrongfully? If yes, it is highly recommended that you speak with a wrongful termination lawyer , like from Cohen & Cohen, about your case and legal options. There are laws to protect employees from being terminated wrongfully, and a wrongful termination lawyer can discuss your specific situation and how those laws apply in your case and work to protect you. The sooner you speak with a lawyer, the better so that you can get started on your case and gather evidence.
Proving Wrongful Termination
Unfortunately, proving a wrongful termination can be difficult. There is usually not much evidence and a lot of “he-said, she said”, which doesn’t go far in court. Because of this, it is a good idea to start early on proving your case, even before being fired, if possible! Gathering evidence is going to be your main task, but your lawyer can help with this too! Some types of evidence you will want to start gathering could include emails, texts, recorded conversations or phone calls, HR paperwork, notes, and more. These types of evidence can go a long way in proving your case that you were not treated fairly and wrongfully terminated.
Getting witnesses who can corroborate your story is another thing to consider early, and your lawyer can help you get people lined up by doing interviews and making phone calls. Witnesses help to establish your story and show a pattern of your employer not treating their employees (or at least you) as they should. Your witnesses will need to be solid in their story and have a good reputation. They will also need to be as uninvolved as possible, meaning they wouldn’t have any motivation to lie for you. Working with your lawyer and your witnesses is important to ensure they will only help your case and not hurt it.
Hiring the Right Lawyer
Employment and termination laws vary some from state to state, so make sure to talk with an experienced lawyer in your area who understands your situation and the local laws. It can be a good idea to talk to a few lawyers to make sure you hire one that you’re comfortable with and who understands your legal needs. Before meeting with lawyers, make sure they practice in wrongful termination and try to have all of the details and evidence that you’ve gathered so far ready to show them so that you can begin to review everything to get familiar with your case. An experienced wrongful termination lawyer will be your best ally as you pursue a legal claim. They can guide you through the legal process and provide the legal guidance you will need to have a positive outcome. Don’t wait to schedule an appointment with a lawyer to get started on your case and move toward resolution and possibly compensation for your damages. Contact a law firm today to get started!