Were You Wrongfully Terminated?
Wrongful termination of employment happens far more often than most people realize. In fact, you might not ever expect it to happen to you until it does. Even when you hear the stories, you might think that there is more to the tale, that the employee somehow deserved to be fired. This common tendency to assume that nobody will get fired without a just cause is part of what makes it so difficult to fight against wrongful termination when it happens.
Common reasons for wrongful termination include discrimination and retaliation. Discrimination can occur because of religion, race and ethnicity, gender, sexuality, or age, for example. Retaliation can include retaliation against an employee for filing a workers’ compensation claim, retaliation for a personal slight, or retaliation for reporting a hazard, for example. Both of these forms of wrongful termination are illegal, and while difficult to prove, can be proven through careful examination of the evidence. If you have been wrongfully terminated, you deserve compensation.
Can a Wrongful Termination Lawyer Help You?
Wrongful termination can be very difficult to prove. This is because your employer generally won’t cite their real reasons for firing you. Rather, they will provide a perceivably legitimate reason, such as poor performance, tardiness, or any number of false motivations. This is why it is so important to have the benefit of a wrongful termination attorney on your side. Your attorney can investigate the evidence and argue the merits of your claim in court. Contact the wrongful termination attorneys at Cornerstone Law Firm to get a free consultation and start building your case.