If you have been discharged or fired from your services in an unlawful manner, then you have every single right to sue your former employer for wrongful termination claims from the court of law.
But even before claiming for a wrongful termination, one should clearly know what makes a termination Wrongful. This is because, most of the employment is at the will of the employer, but firing an employer by breaching the law can be challenged in the court.
Termination turns illegal in the eyes of law, if it includes;
- Firing a midst a legal contract.
- Firing an employee as a form of sexual harassment
- Violation of labor laws or
- Firing an employee for filing a claim against the employer.
Claiming for a Wrongful termination:
Wrongful termination of an employee is actually considered under civil lawsuits. Legal aid can help the fired employee restore some of the damage that s/he faced due to wrongful termination from the employer, who becomes the defendant.
Upon approaching the court for a wrongful termination claim, one may get the
- Severance pay: An employer can offer the severance package in exchange to waive off any legal claims against the employee when the termination is wrongful.
- Damages: in general the damages for a wrongful termination can include penalties for the lost wages and other expenses like the medical and dental bills.
- Unemployment compensation: In a few cases, the employer when proved wrongful for firing the employee should pay unemployment compensation for the terminated employee.
- Emotional distress: The plaintiff, i.e., the individual filing the case, can ask the jury to award emotional distress where the employer should pay the individual with some compensation for the pain and suffering caused by him.
Approaching and speaking to an experienced attorney in the respective field can help you proceed in the appropriated way to attain your rightful claims.