What To Do If You’ve Been Wrongfully Fired
Employment attorneys explain your rights
Being fired can be an upsetting experience. This is especially true if you have been wrongfully terminated from your job. What exactly can you do in response? What are your rights? What are your legal options?
Fortunately, you do have rights. That’s why it’s critical that you talk with an experienced wrongful termination lawyer right away. Our Ohio attorneys at Gibson Law, LLC can review the details of your potential case and explain the legal options available to you.
Our knowledge and expertise in this area of the law comes from our extensive work on complex cases. We have represented both sides in the past – employers and employees. We now focus on efforts exclusively on fighting for the rights of Ohio workers who have been wrongfully terminated. We’re here for you when you need us most.
What should I do if I have been wrongfully terminated?
If you believe your job termination violated state or federal laws protecting the rights of workers, it’s important to take certain steps right away.
- If you have not already received an explanation in writing from your employer about your termination, ask your employer to provide written documentation explaining exactly why they fired you.
- Save all written correspondence, including emails and text messages, related to your wrongful termination.
- If you filed a work-related complaint of any kind against your employer, make sure you have a copy of the original complaint.
- If your employer contacts you after firing you, do not discuss your wrongful termination verbally or in writing. Anything you say or write could be used as evidence against you. Simply tell your employer to talk to your lawyer.
- Contact a wrongful termination attorney right away.
The sooner you know more about your legal rights, the better. That’s why it’s important to talk to a lawyer familiar with this area of the law in your state.
Can I sue my employer for wrongful termination?
In many cases, you can file a lawsuit for wrongful termination. This is especially true if you lost your job in retaliation for filing a formal complaint at work, including a whistleblower complaint or harassment or discrimination complaint.
Just because you can sue your employer, don’t expect your legal case to be easy, even if your employer clearly broke the law. Often, companies hire attorneys to defend their actions and to discredit employees who file wrongful termination lawsuits.
It’s also important to understand the urgency of such legal matters. In most cases, you only have a limited amount of time to take legal action. This is due to state-specific deadlines (known legally as “statutes of limitations”) for filing certain lawsuits. If you miss these deadlines, you could miss out on your opportunity to take legal action.
How can a wrongful termination lawyer help me?
There are many ways a wrongful termination attorney can help you if you have been fired and you believe that your employer broke the law. Some of the ways an attorney can help include:
- Dealing directly with your employer on your behalf.
- Explaining all the legal options available to you.
- Thoroughly investigating your wrongful termination complaint.
- Working to have you reinstated to your job.
- Negotiating a financial settlement on your behalf.
- Filing a wrongful termination lawsuit on your behalf.
These are just a few things an experienced lawyer can do for you if you believe you have been wrongfully terminated. Each case is different. That’s why it’s critical that you talk to an attorney as soon as possible after you have been fired.
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We know what’s at stake. That’s because our attorneys have years of experience working with workers that have lost their jobs in Ohio, even though they didn’t do anything wrong. We thoroughly understand the state and federal labor laws created to protect the rights of workers. That’s why you can count on us to vigorously fight for your rights.
Put your trust in a law firm that puts your needs first. Contact us for a consultation with a member of our legal team. We have two Ohio office locations – Cincinnati and Dayton.