Sometimes people are fired from work for illegal reasons. In such situations, an unlawful termination attorney can help you get justice. But how do you know if you have a case? And how do you find the right lawyer for you? Here is an introductory guide to helping you find the perfect wrongful termination lawyer.
How to Know if You Were Wrongfully Dismissed
While we hear about wrongful termination cases all the time, there are actually very specific circumstances that make an employee’s termination “wrongful” or “illegal.” While it is important to talk to an employment lawyer to understand if you were wrongfully terminated, , here are some general tips of what to look for:
1. If you were laid off or fired because you violated a company policy or simply because there is not enough work, then it is unlikely that the termination was illegal.
2. If you were fired because you opposed an illegal action or complained about something illegal, then it is possible that your termination is unlawful.
3. If you were fired because of a protected characteristic such as your race, religion, age, disability, etc., then it is possible that your termination is unlawful.
How to Find an Unlawful Termination Attorney
If you believe you were wrongfully terminated, the next question is: how to find a good lawyer? The best course of action is to contact a law firm that specializes in wrongful termination cases and has a proven track record. First, do some research whether online or by talking to friends and acquaintances about whether they know any good employment lawyers. Once you have a list of firms, how do you know which one is right for you? Here are a few things to look for in trying to find the right attorney for your case.
1. Look someone with experience
There are many kinds of lawyers out there. Some are in the courtroom every day, and others are mostly doing paperwork for large corporations. All of them have certain areas of focus and specialties. You will need someone with a history of not only taking on wrongful dismissal cases but winning them. Always make sure that whoever you choose has employment law as one of their listed specialties.
2. Get a free case evaluation
Many legal firms out there are willing to talk to you about your case but will charge you even for that initial meeting. Since most of us do not understand the complicated world of law, especially employment law, it doesn’t seem right to evaluate someone on something that they don’t fully understand. Instead, you should go to someone who will offer you a complimentary case evaluation to prove they have experience as an unlawful termination attorney. That way, you can learn about the likelihood of your case right away instead of spending your hard-earned money first.
If you think you have been wrongfully terminated, then be sure to find a dedicated and experienced unlawful termination attorney. Akopyan Law Firm, A.P.C. has years of experience in helping people win their employment-related cases. Contact us today for a free case evaluation and to take the first step in getting justice.