Warning Signs You May Be Fired
Our attorneys know what to look for
Being fired from a job can be a traumatic experience. This is especially true if you didn’t even do anything wrong, but you still lose your job anyway. What should an employee do if they suspect their boss or supervisor wants to fire them? What are the warning signs that something could be wrong? Our experienced wrongful termination lawyers at Gibson Law, LLC in Ohio know what to look for and what to do if you suspect your job could be in jeopardy.
Our knowledge of this area of the law comes from our years of experience handling complex legal matters. Our attorneys have a unique perspective on wrongful termination cases. That’s because we worked for employers before representing employees in such cases. As a result, we know how employers and their attorneys think. We know what strategies often work. As your lawyer, we can help you build the strongest possible legal case.
What are common warning signs you may be fired?
If you have filed a work-related complaint or taken other actions at work in response to something your employer or a fellow employee did wrong, your job could be at risk. There are many warning signs that your boss, supervisor or another superior at work may be considering firing you in retaliation for something you did on the job. Warning signs include:
- A recent negative workplace evaluation, even though you have had outstanding evaluations in the past.
- Your boss or supervisor demotes you without warning, claiming the quality of your work has deteriorated.
- Your work schedule is suddenly changed without warning.
- Your boss or supervisor stops speaking to you.
- Your boss or supervisor frequently criticizes you at work.
- Your boss or supervisor verbally harasses you at work.
These are just a few examples of some of the things to look out for if you suspect your job could be at risk. Whatever the reason why you’re suspicious, make sure you take your concerns seriously right from the start.
What should I do if I think I’m going to be fired?
Trust your instincts. If something seems wrong at work, it’s important to take certain steps to protect your rights and potentially your job.
- Write down your concerns. Keep a written record with dates and times of exactly what happened. Write down as well if anyone at work witnessed what happened.
- Talk to your supervisor or another superior at work about your concerns about your job.
- If you have been verbally reprimanded at work, ask your supervisor to put such concerns in writing.
- If your company has a human resources department, talk to someone in the department about your concerns.
- If you feel that your rights have been violated (whether you’re being harassed or discriminated against), file a formal written complaint with your supervisor or another superior if your supervisor is the one harassing you.
- Talk to a wrongful termination lawyer as soon as possible.
A lawyer familiar with this area of the law can review your potential legal case and explain the legal options available to you. Even if you have not lost your job, it’s important to fully understand your legal rights, especially if you suspect that your employer is retaliating against you in any way for filing a formal workplace complaint, including a harassment and discrimination complaint or a whistleblower complaint.
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The stakes are high when it comes to workplace complaints that could result in wrongful termination. That’s why our legal team wants to meet with you as soon as possible to learn more about your potential legal case. We can answer any questions you might have and explain the options available to you.
You don’t have to accept harassment, discrimination or another form of punishment at work, simply for exercising your legal rights. Contact our Ohio law firm for a consultation with a member of our legal team. We have office locations in Cincinnati and Dayton.