If you have suffered a wrongful termination, you will want to take legal action against your employer. It is challenging to determine how long a wrongful termination claim will take.
Depending on the circumstances surrounding the claim, it could take anywhere from just a few months to anywhere to two to three years depending on the case.
Before you file your wrongful termination case, you need to check to see what the statute of limitations are in your state in which you work before you commence with your claim.
If you are filing a wrongful termination lawsuit, you should make sure you have solid evidence to support your claim. You will want to make sure you have everything in order as that will play a role in how long your claim will last.
Documentation and supporting evidence are essential to the success of your claim.
The more proof that you have so you can get your claim on track, the more likely you are to prevail. Evidence can help your claim proceed more smoothly and get your claim processing more quickly.
Of course, no two claims are the same and the time to resolve the issue could vary greatly.
You will want to make sure you speak with an employment law attorney who is familiar with the state and federal laws and who can get all your evidence in order for a successful claim.
Evidence That You Need To Win Your Claim
For your best chance of winning your wrongful termination suit, you will need as much evidence as possible to prove that your termination was because of unlawful reasons.
You should provide proof of employment, such as employment contracts, employee handbooks, and other supporting paperwork and documentation.
Copies of job evaluations and paystubs are helpful to your wrongful termination claim. Statements from coworkers or from any individuals who are former employees of the company could be very helpful to the outcome of your wrongful termination claim against your employer.
You will need to maintain thorough records detailing your termination from work. You should prepare a timeline of the events, detailing everything as it happened.
You should gather other documents, including employment reviews, proof of pay raises, and so forth. The more evidence that you have to detail your situation and to prove that you were wrongfully terminated, the more likely you are to prevail and recover compensation for your damages.
Also, get statements from any witnesses to the illegal actions and get statements from former workers or coworkers who have experienced mistreatment from the employer as well. Usually, there is a pattern of such behavior.
Damages That You May Be Entitled To Receive
If you have been the victim of wrongful termination, you should gather the supporting evidence and then specify all the damages you incurred because of the illegal action.
Compensatory and punitive damages may be awarded in cases that revolved around instances of wrongful termination. You can recover damages for your losses, such as lost wages, lost benefits, lost retirement, lost pay raises, bonuses, and so forth.
In some cases, compensatory damages are awarded. Compensatory damages are awarded by the court to punish the employer for their illegal actions.
If you can show that the employer has a pattern of illegal actions, such as wrongful termination, discrimination, and harassment.
If punitive damages are awarded, they are given to help prevent such actions from the employer in the future and to make sure that they have learned a lesson from their wrongdoing.
An employment law attorney can help you determine your damages and will be able to investigate your claim and help you gather additional supporting documentation.
With the help of an attorney, you are more likely to succeed with your claim and have the necessary evidence that you need for your claim to succeed and for you to prevail in a court of law.
You should always consult with an attorney experienced in employment law matters before you pursue a wrongful termination claim. An attorney will also be able to have a general idea about how long your claim may take and the likelihood of your claim’s success.
If you believe that you have been the victim of wrongful termination, get a free case review from an employment law attorney.
Discuss the attorney’s payment options because some do require a retainer to be paid in advance. Other attorneys will take claims on a contingency basis. Remember there is a statute of limitations, so get your claim underway quickly.