If you were recently fired from your job and feel your former employer made an unfair decision, you might have the right to file a wrongful termination lawsuit and recover compensation. If you feel you were unfairly fired, you should speak to a qualified employment lawyer. An employment attorney can help you determine if you have a valid wrongful termination case.
Winning a wrongful termination case is not as easy as you might think. However, winning a wrongful termination lawsuit is possible, and there are steps you can take to increase your chances of winning. The following are some of the things you can do to increase your chances of winning your wrongful termination case.
Evaluate Your Case
If you believe you have a valid wrongful termination case, you should first determine which ground you will build your case on. You have no chance of winning your case if you do not know which ground you will build your case on. In other words, an unfair termination is not necessarily a valid ground on which you can base a wrongful termination claim. If you are an at-will employee, an employer can fire you for any reason or no reason at all. Some of the grounds on which you can build your wrongful termination case include discrimination, sexual harassment, and retaliation.
It is impossible to win a wrongful termination case if you do not have evidence. Therefore, gather as much evidence as possible before filing your wrongful termination claim. Firstly, record details about your termination while they are still fresh in your mind. Write down the circumstances that led to your termination. Secondly, seek statements from co-workers. Additionally, look for documents that can help prove your former employer acted illegally, including your personnel file, employer policy, and communication evidence, such as emails or text messages.
Gather Proof of Damages
After collecting the evidence that you need to prove that your former employer acted illegally, you need to collect evidence that can help you prove your damages. You need to collect evidence that can help you show the amount you have lost in wages. Your pay stubs and W-2s can help you prove the amount you have lost in wages.
You could also be eligible to recover compensation for emotional distress in your wrongful termination lawsuit. To help you prove emotional distress, you can have your doctor prepare a report detailing how the termination has caused you emotional distress.
Hire a Lawyer
Lastly, you should retain a skilled employment lawyer to increase your chances of winning your wrongful termination case. An employment lawyer specializing in helping people fight for their employment rights can help you gather the evidence you need to prove that your former employer acted illegally. They can help you ensure you file your case on time. A skilled employment lawyer can help you prove your damages and fight for the maximum compensation possible.
Contact the Trabosh Law Firm
If you believe your former employer terminated you from your job for illegal reasons, contact a qualified New Jersey employment lawyer at The Trabosh Law Firm for legal guidance.