Columbus Employment Lawyers
Evaluating your job termination. Do you have a case?
“When someone is terminated from a job, it can be an extremely traumatic and emotional situation, particularly if an employee has been with an employer for a long time or is invested in, and identifies with, an employer and the employer’s business. When someone come to me and has been terminated from a job, it’s my job to guide them and help them to determine if their separation from employment was illegal, or simply unfair. And, then, when I make that determination, it will help me guide the client in the direction they should go. If the termination was simply unfair, there are a number of remedies a terminated employee can seek, including filing for unemployment benefits.
If it’s my determination that a separation of employment violated one of Ohio’s statutes against employment discrimination, or a Federal law against employment discrimination, then the client can go a different direction, and that may include filing an administrative claim with the Ohio Civil Rights Commission, it could employ filing a claim with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, or it could include filing a lawsuit and seeking compensatory damages for lost wages.
It’s important to remember that the remedies in employment situations all come with strict deadlines, and it can be very difficult to navigate the appropriate remedies depending on the facts of a case. And, it’s important to seek out good legal counsel if you’ve been fired and you believe that it’s either unfair or illegal.”