Losing your job is always a stressful experience. It can be particularly difficult to cope with loss of a job if you have strong reason to believe your employer engaged in wrongful termination when they fired you.
Although it’s unfortunate that this ever happened in the first place, you should be aware that in California, you can seek justice by filing a wrongful termination claim or lawsuit. In such cases, gathering evidence to support your claim is essential.
It can also be challenging in some circumstances. For example, evidence that might prove useful may come in the form of emails. However, if you’ve been fired, you may no longer have access to your work email account.
That doesn’t mean it’s impossible to gather evidence to strengthen your case. This overview offers tips on how a fired ex-employee of a company can gather evidence of wrongful termination, even if they no longer have access to some potentially useful materials.
Start by writing down everything you remember about your employment, the reasons you were terminated, and any conversations or incidents that may have led to your termination. This information can help you build a case and can be used as evidence in court. Be as specific and detailed as possible, including dates, times, and locations, as this will strengthen your case.
Reach out to former coworkers who may have witnessed or have information about the circumstances surrounding your termination. Coworkers can provide valuable information about workplace culture, company policies, and management practices. Their testimony can be used as evidence in a wrongful termination case.
Be aware, you also might not need to reach out to coworkers yourself. This may be a task your attorney can handle if you make the wise decision to seek representation.
If you have access to performance reviews, employment contracts, or other employment-related documents, gather them as evidence. These documents can provide insights into your work performance and can be used to demonstrate your contributions to the company. If you do not have access to these documents, request copies from the company’s human resources department.
Review your employment contract, employee handbook, and any other company policies to determine whether the company violated any of its own policies or breached your contract. Look for discrepancies or inconsistencies that may indicate wrongful termination, such as discrepancies between the reasons given for your termination and the company’s policies.
Building a wrongful termination case against a former employer can be a complex process. To optimize your chances of success, it’s smart to coordinate with a professional who has experience representing clients like yourself.
That’s exactly what you’ll find at The Kaufman Law Firm. To learn more about how our Los Angeles wrongful termination attorney can help you pursue the justice you deserve, contact us online or call us at 310-981-3404.
Your job is more than just a source of income. It is a major part of your lifestyle. If you have been the victim of wrongful termination, wrongful demotion or any kind of discriminatory business practices, it is time to take action and contact a Ventura employment law attorney that can help. Attorney Matthew A. Kaufman and the team at The Kaufman Law Firm bring experience and a vast arsenal of legal resources to help clients recover the money they deserve.
To learn more, contact our Westlake Village or Los Angeles law office today and schedule an initial consultation to discuss your case.