Q: How can I file a wrongful termination lawsuit?
I found out about two weeks ago that my job was ending on August 11, 2023. I was given the reason of "job wind down, and redundancy", but other members of my team are remaining. My quality evaluations, and other aspects of my job are good. I actually think it is age-biased. I have asked for additional information leading to the job ending, but I have not been given clarifying information by company management.
What should my next steps be? Thank you.
The first thing you need to do is gather evidence that you were terminated for an unlawful reason. If you think it was age-related, gather together every email or other written communication you have mentioning your age. If possible, collect statements from co-workers as to what decision-makers regarding your employment have said about age.
Then take all of this information with copies of any written employment contract, employee handbook, collective bargaining agreement, or other legal documents concerning the terms of your employment to a lawyer practicing in the area of employment law in or near the county where you have been working.
While some employment lawyers provide a free consultation, many require a small fee (usually $1,000 or less) to weed out claimants who are not serious.
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