Wrongful Termination from Employment
Wrongful termination is a commonly used phrase that refers to a variety of circumstances where the employee claims a violation of state and federal anti-discrimination laws, violation of state and federal whistle-blower protection laws and breach of employment contracts. You will need to hire a wrongful termination attorney to review your factual narrative in order to determine if you have a claim. Carey & Associates, P.C. will investigate your wrongful termination claim and develop a strategy to present the case to the employer in an attempt to reach a resolution. We also develop your wrongful termination case for litigation in the event early settlement discussions fail.
You can do the following things to help develop your case of wrongful termination. First, identify what you believe is the reason why you were wrongfully terminated. This could be sex discrimination (#metoo), race discrimination, age discrimination, religious discrimination and retaliation discrimination for engaging in a protected activity to complain about discrimination to your employer or to state and federal agencies. Your employer may have fired you without cause in violation of your employment contract which states you can only be fired for cause. Your employer will usually give you a reason why you were wrongfully terminated. We always ask prospective clients this question because once the employer provides the reason for their wrongful termination, if they do at all, they are stuck with it throughout the case. The employer’s response is often not coordinated by their legal counsel and can serve as an admission of fact in the case and will never change. Second, you need to write your detailed factual chronological narrative in your own words, don’t worry about sounding like a lawyer. Do not underestimate the “persuasive power” of your own story. We will investigate your narrative and probe deeper to uncover facts you may not have been aware of. Third, gather all your documents, emails, text messages and your memory of verbal discussions you had with coworkers and managers. All of this content must be included in the narrative. Your narrative will become the single source document forming the foundation of your claims in your case.