You’ve been let go from your job and believe that there’s more to the event than meets the eye. In fact, you wonder if some laws were broken. The only way to determine what options are open to you is to consult with a wrongful termination attorney. Here are three examples of what your legal counsel can do on your behalf.
Determining If You Have Grounds to File Suit
During the initial consultation, the wrongful termination attorney will listen closely to your description of the firing. If you have any documentation that seems to be relevant to the event, the attorney will want to see that too. Expect some questions that help the attorney to understand the chain of events in more detail. Based on what you say and the documents that you bring along, it’s possible to determine if you have a case for wrongful termination.
While you may have some papers and other information that indicates the termination was not within the scope of current employment laws, there will likely be more data that your attorney wants to secure. It could be testimonies from witnesses, copies of your employee file, and other essentials. By engaging legal counsel, you provide the authorization for the attorney to go about the process of requesting and obtaining anything else needed to build your case.
Deciding How To Pursue The Case
Depending on the specifics, there are several ways to pursue the case. Your wrongful termination attorney may find what appears to be a breach of contract that in your favor. Maybe some form of discrimination that’s covered by federal laws is involved. Your attorney will know if it’s best to pursue the matter in a civil court of if the circumstances merit leveling a charge of discrimination with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and possibly doing the same with a state level agency.
The bottom line is that you need someone who can look objectively at what took place and determine if you might have a case. Once that’s settled, it will be easier to know what needs to happen next.
Call Bracamontes & Vlasak, P.C. today or visit to set up a free initial consultation.
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