Getting the unexpected news that you no longer have a job can disrupt your confidence and your future goals. Feeling like your termination comes as spite may only sour your emotions.
By law, if your employer terminates you with wrongful intentions, you have the right to take legal action. Knowing how to show that your experience is not a typical ending can help you build a compelling case.
Document your history
Claiming that your employer wrongfully terminated you will not come close to proving your case. One helpful way to add context to your story is to document your history at your job. Record relevant information about your actions, retaliatory behaviors toward you and the support you received or did not receive when you found a notice of termination. According to Indeed, stay objective as you record and organize evidence. Avoid allowing personal opinions and emotions to distract from the facts.
Consider your experiences including whether or not you engaged in any behaviors that often precede retaliatory acts. For example, did you whistle blow about an unethical situation? Did you complain about discriminatory policies? Did you express unwillingness to participate in illegal acts? These behaviors may have angered someone who decided the best way to solve the problem was to terminate you from your job.
Do some legal research
Without adequate evidence, you may have a difficult time proving wrongful termination. Doing some basic legal research can familiarize you with some potential hurdles that could disrupt your case. Hiring a legal professional to guide you through the process may prevent missteps that could slow or suspend your case entirely.
With timely action, careful planning and strategic presentation, you may have a winning shot at proving that your employer was wrong to terminate you from your job.