Need Help with your Wrongful Termination Claim?
If you have been wrongfully terminated from a job and don’t know where to turn, contact an employment attorney as soon as possible to discuss your options. An attorney can explain the law that applies to your situation and how you might want to proceed.
Whether you’re looking for reinstatement to your previous job or financial compensation, you’ll need an experienced lawyer on your side to help you navigate the often confusing process of pursuing a wrongful termination claim.
Before initiating any legal proceedings, an attorney can try to negotiate a settlement with your employer. If that doesn’t work, an attorney can help you file your claim with the EEOC or your state’s fair employment agency. If you want to file a lawsuit, hiring an experienced employment lawyer to represent you will give you the best chance of achieving a positive outcome.
Looking for a Lawyer?
At Lawyers.com, you’ll find a user-friendly search tool that allows you to tailor results by area of law and geography. You can also search for attorneys by name. Attorney profiles prominently display contact information, list topics of expertise, and show ratings—by both clients and other legal professionals.
Ready to Meet With a Lawyer?
Before hiring a lawyer or law firm, make sure to speak directly—preferably in person—to the attorney who will be primarily responsible for handling your case. Consider bringing to the conversation a list of questions and any documentation related to your case. Remember that you don’t need to hire the first lawyer you consult and that, first and foremost, you want a lawyer you trust.
What to Ask a Lawyer
When gathering your thoughts and documents, think about what you’ll want to ask the lawyer. Consider including on your list questions about:
- the attorney-client privilege
- the lawyer’s experience with wrongful termination cases
- the lawyer’s familiarity with filing claims before your state’s fair employment agency or the EEOC
- how often the lawyer goes to trial (as opposed to settling)
- the chances of reinstatement to your previous job
- who else will work on your case
- attorneys’ fees and other expenses related to the case (including how the cost might increase as the case moves to other stages, like trial)
- how long the case might take, and
- the lawyer’s initial impressions of your case and options