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Three Things To Know About Filing A Wrongful Termination Suit

by Stacy Dean

There are many times when someone may think that they were wrongfully fired from their job but do not know what steps to take to have their boss be held accountable for the wrongful termination. It is best to talk to an attorney about what your options are to ensure that you know what steps to take to build a case against your previous employer. The following guide walks you through a few things you will need to know about filing for wrongful termination with a worker's compensation attorney.

Discuss the Events Leading Up to Your Termination

The first thing you need to do is discuss with the attorney any events that occurred that lead to your termination. There are many people who make the mistake of thinking that they should not tell the attorney about any negative things they did in the past while working for the employer because they think it could limit their ability to have a case. When you go to court, the attorney for your previous employer will bring everything up that happened while you worked for the company. If you are not upfront and honest with your lawyer about what happened, they could be blindsided in court, which will not be good for your case. 

Provide Any Proof of Your Claims that You Can

If you feel that you were wrongfully terminated, you need to bring any proof that you feel you have with you when you meet with the attorney. If you have coworkers who are willing to state any discrimination that they noticed. If you have videos or written memos that were sent to you by the company that proves your case, bring them as well.

Do Not Contact Your Previous Employer

Do not make the mistake of contacting your previous employer when you are filing for a wrongful termination. Many people think that it is okay to answer the phone when their old boss calls but it is not. They may be recording the conversation to try to get you to say something that can be used against you in court. Let your lawyer handle any and all contact.

Your attorney will be able to tell you if you have a case that is worth taking to court or not. There are many times when companies choose to settle cases of wrongful termination outside of court to ensure that the public does not find out about the situation.