Do These 3 Things When You Have Been Wrongfully Terminated

Updated on November 7, 2022

If you have never been fired before then when you do lose your job it can be quite distressing. Very often you are fired for a reason since many companies would rather not have to go through the process for no reason. However, there are companies that will fire people for retaliatory reasons or because they are discriminatory. If you feel that you’ve been fired without reason then you need to take action. 

Discrimination comes in many forms and being terminated without cause is one of them. For instance, if you are part of a protected class and lose your job then that might be why you were fired. When you are fired wrongfully then you do have some recourse to right the wrong. In this article, we will go over what you should do when you have been terminated without reason. 

1 – Don’t sign anything

Often, you will be asked to sign some form or another that is meant to protect the company when you are fired. You should not sign anything until you have a law firm like HKM employment attorneys look at it. There is almost never a benefit to you to sign any documents when you’ve been terminated even if it isn’t a case of discrimination. 

Sometimes you will be signing a severance package and you will understandably not want to risk not getting paid. However, you may be foregoing any right to sue the company if you sign a paper like this. 

Many companies will also ask you to sign an NDA or nondisclosure agreement. Once again, there is no benefit for you to sign an agreement like this especially once you have already been terminated. There is no reason for you to sign a document like that since it can’t help you in any way. 

2 – Document everything

Hopefully, you have access to your work email even after you’ve been fired or you had the habit of saving them. This is because you may have some evidence in those emails that you have been targeted or discriminated against and your termination was related to that. 

You should also collect other evidence even after you’ve been fired. This could include any communication that happened with coworkers or even your bosses. This information may prove to be relevant later on when you have to go to court. 

It is also a good idea to ask coworkers for testimony that will corroborate any claims you’ve made as this will help a lot with a judge. 

3 – Get help

It is always good advice to get a lawyer for situations like this since they have the expertise and know how to get things done. However, you should also look into talking to some agencies such as the labor board for your area. You may be able to put pressure on your old company by having the government get involved. They can also inform you of your rights and work on your behalf. 

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