Wrongful Termination Lawyer Toledo Ohio
Wrongful termination is a term that can be confusing and stressful all at once. But to help clear up any confusion, our Toledo wrongful termination attorneys are here to discuss what wrongful termination is and what you can do to prepare for a wrongful termination suit.
If you believe you are facing a wrongful termination at the moment, please reach out to us online or by phone to book a consultation.
When is Terminating an Employee Illegal?
Wrongful termination happens when an employer fires or terminates an employee for unlawful reasons.
In the state of Ohio, all employment is considered to be at will. At-will employment means that an employer can fire an employee at any time for any reason – even if that reason may seem unfair – or no reason at all.
An example of this could be when an employee is consistently late to work. Their employer may decide to terminate them based on that fact. Alternatively, an employee can be terminated for a personality conflict – no questions asked.
But for something to be considered wrongful termination, the important element in the scenario is that the underlying reason for termination has to be illegal and not just unfair.
There are also certain exceptions to at-will employment including:
- Certain government employees
- Union employees who may be subject to collective bargaining agreements
- Employees with employee contracts
So, What Makes a Termination Illegal?
There are a number of different examples that can cause a termination to be illegal. Some specific examples of wrongful termination include:
- Employee discrimination – on the basis of things like disability, race, sex, age, etc.
- Public policy violations
- Breaches of an employment contract or agreement
- Retaliatory actions
Other scenarios where you might face wrongful termination can include filing a sexual harassment complaint at work only to be fired afterward or if you seek reasonable accommodations due to a disability and you are fired afterward.
Wrongful termination can be complex, and it can be beneficial to speak with a wrongful termination lawyer in Toledo, Ohio to help determine if your case is wrongful termination.
What is the Statute of Limitations for Wrongful Termination?
The as set by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is 300 days. This means that the time limit in which an individual has to file a Charge of Discrimination is 300 days, though state law may extend that.
For more information on if you should reach out to a wrongfully fired lawyer in Toledo, Ohio, give our informational post here a
Steps You’ll Need to Take Before Pursuing a Wrongful Termination Suit
If you believe that you have been terminated for illegal reasons, there are a few different steps you can take to prepare yourself before pursuing a wrongful termination suit.
- Gather any necessary employment documents. This can include your employment contract or agreement, recent job evaluations, workplace policies, and your termination notice.
- Collect any evidence that seems relevant to your termination like emails, direct messages, voicemails, text messages, and even things like pictures and sticky notes.
- Make a timeline of your termination and describe important details like who was involved and how the actual termination occurred.
- Contact an unlawful termination lawyer in Toledo, Ohio. They will be able to provide legal advice, help you determine if you are technically an at-will employee (there are certain exceptions), and assist you in filing a lawsuit if they believe your claim has merit.
Following a termination that you believe to be unlawful, you should contact a lawyer as soon as possible. Once you speak with a wrongful termination lawyer from The Friedmann Firm, we can move forward with filing a lawsuit on your behalf if we believe that your termination was unlawful.
If you have further questions about what to do following what you believe to be wrongful termination, reach out to our unfair dismissal lawyers in Toledo, OH today.
If You Think You Have Been Wrongfully Terminated, Contact Our Employment Lawyers
If you think you have been wrongfully terminated, please get in contact with our unlawful termination lawyers in Toledo, Ohio. The Friedmann Firm welcomes opportunities to help victims of wrongful termination – no matter the industry you are working in.
Our team of wrongful termination lawsuit lawyers serving Toledo has years of experience in handling a large variety of employment cases.. You can expect timely responses to emails and phone calls and a level of dedication from our team that exceeds your expectations.
Connect with us today over the phone at 614-610-9755 or by filling out our online contact form. Your first consultation will be completely confidential and free.
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