Wrongful Termination

Do I need an employment lawyer for wrongful termination?

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Wrongful Termination

It's painful to lose your job, especially in these hard economic times. But what's even more painful is if you were fired unfairly. If so, you need to speak to an employment lawyer as soon as possible!

To better understand why exactly you need an employment lawyer, let's first define the term wrongful termination.

What Is Wrongful Termination? 

Wrongful termination, also popularly called wrongful discharge or wrongful dismissal, refers to a situation where an employee is fired in an improper manner or for improper reasons. If you have a reason to believe that you have a wrongful termination case against your former employer, an employment lawyer is the best professional to get in touch with. 

Understandably, you may be unsure whether a particular situation qualifies as employment termination. The truth is, employment law is broad, and that's why labor and employment lawyers spend years of training to sharpen their knowledge in this field. 

    Why You Need an Employment Lawyer for Wrongful Termination

    Now that you have a rough idea of what lawful termination is all about, here's how a labor and employment lawyer comes in handy when you need legal representation. 

    Decoding the Law

    It's one thing to have a case against a particular individual and a totally different thing to prove that the case actually exists. For instance, if you've been wrongfully fired from your job, you can only win the case against your employer if you prove that their actions were indeed wrong.

    That's where a labor and employment attorney comes in. 

    These lawyers go through years of training, studying state-specific labor and employment laws to provide the best legal representation for their clients. Their experience in this field gives you much-needed confidence when presenting your claim to court or negotiating an out-of-court settlement. 

    Legal Manpower 

    Even if you have a strong case against your former employers, they won't take you seriously unless you demonstrate that you have the manpower to handle such a case. Some may even dare you to go to court if you feel dissatisfied with their actions because they're confident that your chances of winning are low without a lawyer. 

    But another thing you also need to bear in mind is that having an employment attorney isn't just good enough - you need an experienced one from a reputable law firm like Morgan & Morgan.

    Given that Morgan & Morgan employment law attorneys have some of the highest success rates in the country, your former employer will definitely think twice before daring you to go to court. 

    Gathering Evidence

    Did you know that what you may consider as evidence may not be approved by the jury when it comes to the legal world? This is because so much detail goes into the art of collecting and compiling evidence before any court date. 

    But with a labor and employment law attorney by your side, you never have to worry about the course of action to take; they already know what works and what doesn't. All you need to do is cooperate with them whenever called upon and let them handle everything else.

    Besides, attorneys can compel witnesses via subpoenas, making it easier to gather even more crucial evidence to confront your former employer in or out of court.

    Filing the Lawsuit

    In the United States, the employee's rights are covered under various provisions, such as the Equal Pay Act, Americans With Disabilities Act, Pregnancy Discrimination Act, etc. For this reason, an employment lawyer is best suited to advise you on the exact provisions that were violated, consequently preparing a strong case against your former employer. In addition, such lawyers are always familiar with the rules and regulations of filing these kinds of lawsuits, which vary from state to state. 

    Obtaining a Summary of Judgment

    Let's face it - no one likes the back and forth tussle in and out of a courtroom. But, even if you have an attorney to represent you, it doesn't necessarily mean that you won't be required to show up for certain hearings. 

    However, did you know that an attorney can actually file a summary of judgment? This motion requests the court to make a judgment on certain cases without trial.

    As a result, it helps resolve disputes more simply and efficiently by avoiding back and forth arguments in court. Instead, it allows the two parties to discuss the most important things, such as the amount the accused owes the victim as compensation. 

    Financial Loss Assessment

    Suppose you have a valid case against your former employer; in that case, do you know how much the case is worth? How do you calculate the amount to sue for? 

    The good thing is you don't need to be an expert in math or legal issues. All you need is an experienced labor and employment attorney from a reputable law firm like Morgan and Morgan. 

    Most individuals suing for wrongful termination will only include lost pay and benefits in their lawsuits. However, when it comes to compensation, many other factors are involved.

    For instance, the lawsuit amount can also include emotional distress, punitive damages, unexpected expenses, etc.  

    Another thing you need to bear in mind is that when employers realize that you actually have a case against them and that they may get in trouble when you sue them in court, they'll try to convince you to accept an out-of-court settlement. This usually sounds tempting, given that no one wants to spend hours in court engaging in endless arguments trying to prove a point.

    However, this doesn't mean that you should jump on every opportunity to settle the matter out of court. This is because some employers may offer way less than you're entitled to, and you may not know about this if you don't have an experienced lawyer by your side. 

    Your Former Employer Has a Lawyer

    Here's the painful truth - your former employer doesn't care about you. If they did, they wouldn't have dismissed you wrongfully in the first place. When push comes to shove, they'll always protect their business interest. 

    And that explains why they'll most likely have a lawyer represent them in the wrongful termination lawsuit you filed. The last thing you want to do is come face to face with your employer's lawyer, knowing very well they don't care about you, even if you have a valid case against their client. This is the kind of legal battle that's better fought by experts in this field.

    Hiring a labor and employment attorney from a respected law firm like Morgan & Morgan sends a strong signal to your former employer that you're serious about your claim. In fact, very few lawyers would attempt to go to court against their counterparts from Morgan & Morgan, given the magnitude of the law firm and its reputation when it comes to fighting for the rights of the oppressed. 

    Instead, they'll most likely settle for an out-of-court deal, but this also has to be worth it. Morgan & Morgan attorneys never settle for less and are never afraid of going to court if they believe the other party offers way less than what you deserve. 

    Why Choose a Morgan & Morgan Employment Law Attorney?

    When it comes to fighting for the rights of employees, very few law firms can even come close to what Morgan & Morgan does. This is by far the largest injury law firm in the United States, designed to provide professional and top-notch legal representation for the ordinary person. 

    Morgan & Morgan comprises 1,000+ attorneys spread across the United States and has recovered over $20 billion in settlement for their clients. 

    Besides, the law firm boasts over 35 years of experience fighting for the rights of the ordinary person in society and more than 55,000 5-star reviews on Google.

    How Much Do Morgan & Morgan Employment Attorneys Charge?

    Given that Morgan & Morgan is the biggest injury law firm in the United States, it's understandable that you are concerned about their pricing. However, unlike most firms that charge an upfront fee for certain services (or even phone consultations), Morgan & Morgan only charge contingency fees.

    This means that you'll only pay them if you win your case. This fee is usually a percentage of the verdict or settlement amount obtained after the lawsuit. 

    So not to worry if you don't have the money to afford a law firm of Morgan & Morgan's magnitude; you only need to call 877-443-8599 to schedule a free consultation.

    Alternatively, you can drop a message online, and one of the company's representatives will get in touch with you within 24 hours to discuss your case and evaluate your options. 

    How It Works

    When you call Morgan & Morgan for a free case evaluation, your lawyer will receive your file and begin working on your case.

    Next, you'll receive a phone call from your designated case staff and legal team, who'll introduce themselves and answer any questions you have. This usually happens within two business days. 

    The legal team will then gather all relevant information and evidence about your case. This may include video footage, police and witness reports, hospital or medical information, and so on. 

    Your former employer will also be notified that you're now being represented by Morgan & Morgan. During the process, you're advised to avoid speaking to anyone besides your lawyer about the case, including posting on social media. 

    Once your legal team has gathered enough evidence to prove beyond reasonable doubt that you were wrongfully dismissed by your former employer, you will be notified about the next course of action. This usually involves negotiation with the other party for settlement or taking the matter to court if they fail to reach a mutual agreement.

    Bottom Line 

    The issue of wrongful termination should never be taken lightly—you deserve compensation. However, you also deserve a law firm that understands your needs and protects your rights with every legal means possible. And if you're looking for such a firm, Morgan & Morgan is just one phone call away.

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    • Examples of Wrongful Termination

      Mary is an employee at Company X. She notices high levels of corruption within the company and decides to notify the authorities. 

      Given that her bosses are part of the corruption, Mary is fired from her role under unclear circumstances. In that case, she's considered a whistleblower and can legally sue her former employers for wrongful termination. 

      Wrongful dismissal may also occur due to:

      • Retaliation. 
      • Refusal to commit crimes for the employer.
      • Workplace discrimination.
      • Employers' refusal to follow workplace guidelines.
      • Sexual harassment.
      • Wage and hour violations.
      • Violations of the Family And Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
      • Violation of company or public policies. 
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