Wrongful termination is a common type of employment lawsuit in Pennsylvania and around the country. Most types of wrongful termination are due to an employee’s gender, religion, race, disability or nationality.
What constitutes wrongful termination?
Employers might illegally terminate employees due to reporting harassment, claiming work-related injuries, refusing to participate in illegal activities, and expressing safety or health violations in the workplace. Your employer may break a contract while firing you or ignore protected leave. They may also fail to provide proper accommodations for a disability.
Some employees get fired because they shared a romantic relationship with their employer and broke up with the individual. Unwelcome sexual advances that are denied can also lead to losing your job.
What to do if you’re wrongfully terminated
If you’re wrongfully terminated, it’s important to document everything to ensure that you gather enough evidence to prove your claim. Create a timeline of the events and provide a lot of details on how your termination occurred.
Request to obtain a copy of your personnel file from your employer. You’ll also need to provide your attorney with an employment contract. Gathering as many documents as possible will help strengthen your wrongful termination case.
Who can you contact for legal assistance?
If you believe that you’ve been wrongfully terminated, contact an attorney who has experience handling similar cases in employment law. They may answer your questions and help you to understand how to navigate the legal process when you’ve suffered from lost wages and emotional trauma. An employment law attorney may also be capable of offering assistance with cases that include retaliation, sexual harassment, discrimination, family and medical leave, and employment contracts.