If you have been terminated from your employment, you are probably worried about your future. And, depending on the circumstances of your firing, you might feel like you were cheated out of your job. If this is the case, you may want to start considering whether you were subjected to wrongful termination.
How to prove a wrongful termination case
When employers let people go, they are always going to cloak their actions in legally justifiable ways. They may claim that your work performance was poor or that you frequently missed work without prior authorization. But if you can show that the reason provided for the termination is false and that it was instead based on some illegal purpose, you have an argument for wrongful termination.
Here are some ways that you can go about proving your case:
- Gather performance appraisals that show that you were a reliable and valuable employee.
- Obtain your attendance records to show that you appeared at work consistently and on time.
- Retain any communications from your supervisor and others that compliment your work.
- Retain communications with the employer’s human resources department that demonstrate any complaints that you filed and any disciplinary action that you received.
- Talk to witnesses who may be able to attest to any discriminatory or harassing behavior to which you may have been subjected.
Take the fight to your employer
This, of course, is a simplification of the work that needs to go into your wrongful termination case, but it gives you an idea of the direction that you will need to take. We know that going up against your former employer can be stressful, but it is not a fight that you have to face alone. Instead, you can work with a skilled employment law firm like ours to ensure that you are taking the best fight possible to your former employer in hopes of obtaining accountability and the compensation that you deserve.