While employers are entitled to fire employees for rightful cause, there are several reasons why someone may be fired wrongfully. If you think you have been a victim of unlawful termination, talk to an employment lawyer from Nelson Law Group in Knoxville, Tennessee to discuss what steps you should take next. Below are some common questions people have about wrongful termination:
What exactly is unlawful termination?
Unlawful termination happens when an employee is fired because of a reason that is not legal. For example, your employer may fire you because of job performance or attendance, but cannot fire you because of race, age, or gender. If the employment termination violates federal, state, or local employment law then it can be considered wrongful.
How can I prove that I was wrongfully terminated?
Because most employees are hired at-will, you can be terminated at any time and without warning. If you think you have been wrongfully terminated, your lawyer will want to know if there were any patterns of discriminatory behavior prior to your firing. They will also want to know any performance warnings you may have had and the circumstances surrounding exactly how you were fired. This will help your lawyer build a potential case for you.
What should I do if I believe I was wrongfully terminated?
If you think you were wrongfully terminated, your first step should be to contact an experienced employment lawyer at Nelson Law Group. They will have you document everything about the situation while it is still fresh in your mind. Your lawyer will evaluate all the evidence and determine if you have a case. Contact the team at Nelson Law Group to get started. Remember, our job is to look out for yours, so don’t hesitate to reach out for a free evaluation today.