Most people take their jobs for granted until they are fired and left without a source of income. In California, it is no secret that hundreds of individuals get fired each day. Some of these individuals are victims of wrongful termination.
If this ever happens to you and you find yourself without work, first you need to check if you were wrongfully terminated or not. In case you were, and you have supporting evidence, here are the steps you need to follow in order to receive compensation for your termination.
Gather The Evidence
The most important thing with every wrongful termination case is having the supporting evidence. If you cannot prove that you were fired for “the wrong” reasons, you won’t have a case. This is why it is important to keep all documents, recordings, emails, daily work diary and have someone to testify your story if needed. Witnesses are everything, and if you can find one person to prove your side of the story, you are one step closer to getting your compensation.
However, keep in mind that you may not always have access to all those emails and correspondence. If you packed your things and left and don’t have access to those emails anymore, ask your employer to provide them to you. In case they refuse to do so, our Los Angeles Wrongful Termination Attorneys will “force” your employer to do it.
Seek A Team of Professional Attorneys
Once you have your evidence organized, you are ready to start building a case. For that, you are going to need a skilled attorney, one that has experience dealing with wrongful termination cases. One like one of our employment lawyer who are ready to start working on your case immediately. Give us a call, schedule your free initial consultation today and receive much needed legal guidance. Our attorneys will start preparing the case for you and will contact you for more information when needed.
It Takes A Lot Of Time
Be prepared to spend your time, energy and nerves on it. Normally, an average case lasts around a year since both parties need to prepare their cases. Take some time off and work with your attorney on the case. Find a way to communicate your message, and don’t let the lack of income break you down. You could always find a new job, just make sure to find a way and tell your new employer why you left your old job.
Note that some employers may not give you a working opportunity if they hear that you filed a claim against your last employer.
Speak With Your Co-Workers
Before you leave your workplace, speak with your colleagues and see if any of them would help you with the case. One good witness could be all the help you need to win the case. Proving your side of the story is important, and having more than one witness will definitely increase your odds of winning the case.
Our attorneys will guide you through the process. It is long and exhausting, so prepare yourself properly.