June 7, 2022
Many wrongful termination cases happen when a co-worker makes false accusations against an employee, and someone is fired based on those accusations. Unfortunately, there are also cases where an employer invents bogus reasons in order to fire someone. If this is your case, you must know that you have legal resources to help you in your situation.
Claim process through the EEOC
It is possible to file a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The EEOC is responsible for investigating any claim involving harassment, discrimination, and wrongful termination. The agency will evaluate your case and determine if your termination was caused by an illegal reason. This typically happens when the EEOC concludes that there is reasonable cause to support your claim and will issue a right to sue notice allowing you to take legal action against your employee. This process becomes much easier when you have the professional help of an employment law attorney.
After a successful claim, it is possible to obtain the reinstatement of the person who has been fired, along with other benefits such as monetary compensation for lost wages. In addition, if there is emotional distress, the affected person may also qualify for additional compensation.
How can a wrongful dismissal be proven?
In case you want to proceed with a claim for unjustified dismissal, it is mandatory to prove that the reason for which you have been dismissed is false. For example, suppose your employer invented a reason to justify your termination. In that case, you must prove by all means necessary that such information is not true to argue that there was unfairness in the process.
If you have been in a similar situation, you may feel alone and isolated. The legal mechanisms are challenging and often complicated, but this should not impede exercising their rights and defending your work, livelihood, and honor. Contact For All Workers for help with this process.