In the United States, dismissals are a daily occurrence. Employers think that because there is no work contract, their unfair actions will not have any repercussions or consequences. Since employers need no justification or reason for firing employees, the latter are sometimes completely unprepared for having their employment terminated. On other occasions, you realize that your dismissal is forthcoming but don’t know how to prevent it. Either way, you can profit from contacting an employment lawyer.
Employment lawyers offer, free of charge, a first consultation in which they analyze your situation to determine whether or not you have a case. If you have not yet been fired, this consultation will provide many advantages for you:
Advantages of Consulting an Employment Lawyer Before Being Dismissed:
- Instruction on how to respond to or refute poor evaluations of performance at work
- Advice on whether to sign the forms in the termination package and when to do so
- Instruction on keeping a detailed record of any incidents of improper conduct at work—the date and time, in addition to who was present
- Copy any records and documentation (as long as it does not include privileged or protected information) that could assist with your case while you are still working
Advantages of Consulting and Hiring an Employment Lawyer As Soon As Possible After Dismissal:
- The lawyer begins your legal process and requests your employer to keep all your employment records.
- He or she gets more details and information about your dismissal since the event is very recent.
- Your lawyer begins legal action immediately, so that there will be less chance that other employees would have left their jobs, leaving little possibility of locating them.
He or she guides the legal process and ensures that it doesn’t start out with mistakes that could eventually cost you the case.
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