Wrongful dismissal is really just one aspect of labor law that lawyers specializing labor law offer. It’s probably one of the most emotionally charged aspects of the law as employers have to contend with loss of income (sometimes sudden), and the embarrassment of having been fired.
If you have been wrongfully terminated, or feel that you have been, you should know that there are many labor attorneys out there that can help you. Depending on your local area, whether it’s a big city or not, you would have a choice between a handful to dozens of lawyers. In this article, we are going to talk more about wrongful dismissal in general and about choosing labor lawyers.
When does wrongful termination occur? It happens when does not give you adequate notice. Under the law, an employer needs to provide one week notice for every year of employment up to eight weeks. It also happens when an employer does not provide vacation pay and benefits which an employee would have been entitled during the notice period.
Do you have just cause to file a wrongful dismissal case? Here are few questions you can ask yourself: Were you fired without just cause? Is the termination cause found in your employment contract valid, specifically, if the employer is allowed in the contract to provide you notice less than what is required by the law? Does the manner of your firing have an impact on the damage that you are entitled to? What are you entitled to in terms of pay and notice?
If the answer to any of the questions is yes, then you should consult an employment lawyer. Just know, though, that in order to get the best chances of winning against your lawyer, you need to work with the lawyer who has the most experience working wrongful dismissal cases.
As we said before, no matter where you live in the United States, you always have choices. That said, make sure to contact at least three lawyers and sit down with each of them for a consultation meeting. Ask about their experiences. More important, present to them the facts of your case and ask them upfront what your odds are.
The best lawyers in the industry can be found at www.bilisimpolisi.com and know at first glance if a case has a great chance of winning. They also know how much money a wronged employed is entitled to based on the specifics of the case.
Once you have chosen a lawyer, it is time to talk about the lawyer’s fees. While most lawyers charge hourly fees or retainer, with labor lawyers, it is possible to find someone who gets paid on contingency, or does not get paid unless you get paid. You may negotiate to pay on contingency, however, you should know that lawyers have minimum amounts that they are willing to work for. If not minimum amounts, then the potential for your case to become a class action suit. So, do not expect too much.
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