Are you a home health care worker? Were you terminated from your job and believe it was for unlawful reasons? If so, then you may have been wrongfully terminated. Under state and federal law, your employer is not able to fire you for an illegal reason, even if you are an employee at-will. Examples of wrongful termination include, age discrimination, racial discrimination, disability discrimination, gender discrimination, and retaliation if you have submitted a complaint about your employer.
If you are a home healthcare worker and you believe you were wrongfully terminated, you need to gather as much evidence as possible to prove your wrongful termination. If you believe you were wrongfully terminated by your employer, then you may be eligible for an employment law claim today.
Common Types of Wrongful Termination
If you are a home healthcare worker and you were fired because you complained because you were not provided with the right safety equipment so that you could do your job safely this might be a case of wrongful termination. Other examples of wrongful termination include:
- age discrimination – this happens to those who are ages 40 or older and are replaced by a younger worker to fit the company style or image;
- disability discrimination – employers must make reasonable accommodations for disabled workers and cannot fire you because of a disability if you can do the job;
- gender discrimination – some employers promote men over women or will terminate women much more quickly than a man;
- racism/race discrimination – some employers continue to be race biased towards employees based on their skin color or ethnicity, which is illegal;
- retaliation – you cannot be fired for filing a complaint about another matter or for being a whistleblower.
If you believe you were terminated for any one of the reasons, then you may have been wrongfully terminated.
What to Do If You’ve Been Wrongfully Terminated as a Healthcare Worker
If you are a healthcare worker and you believe you were wrongfully terminated, you need to gather as much evidence as possible. You will want to gather your employment documents such as your contract, employee handbook, workplace policies, job evaluations, termination notice, etc. Prepare an exact timeline of events as they happened. Include all job performance evaluations and the dates you were assessed.
If you have been fired in spite of positive reviews can be a sign of wrongful termination. Gather evidence that your employer is in violation. Keep track of your employer’s behavior and see if you can confirm it has imposed similar action before. Make sure to get any statements from potential witnesses.
Get a Free Evaluation Today
If you are a healthcare worker and you believe you were wrongfully terminated from your job, have your employment law claim reviewed for free. When you work with an employment law attorney, they will help you gather evidence, help prepare all the paperwork for your employment law claim. Some employment law attorneys work on a contingency fee and some charge an hourly rate. Get a free employment law case evaluation today.