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According to Alabama state law, an employee can be fired at any time for any reason, known as "at will" employment. There are certain exceptions to this rule, however; both state and federal laws prevent employers from discriminating against employees or retaliating against the protected activity, such as reporting misconduct in the workplace.

If you believe that your employer has wrongfully fired you, you should contact a Birmingham wrongful termination attorney at Wrady & Michel, LLC. We have spent years dedicating ourselves to helping the victims of discrimination and harassment in the workplace.

Fired for Unjust Cause?

If you believe you have been unlawfully fired, there are a few actions you can take to improve your position as you pursue litigation:

  • Ask about the cause for your termination
  • Ask who made the decision to terminate you
  • Ask to see your personnel file
  • Remain calm and positive
  • Negotiate a severance package and get the terms in writing
  • Review your employment contract

All of these will be of great benefit as you and your lawyer file a claim against your employer.

How Do I Make a Claim for Wrongful Termination?

To file a wrongful termination claim, you must first file a charge with your local U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) office. This charge must be filed within 180 days from the day of your termination. The charge should include your personal contact information and your employer's contact information. In addition, you must describe the reason for your termination and state your union membership, if applicable.

The EEOC will then begin investigating the employer. If the EEOC doesn't pursue legal action within 60 days, you are free to pursue your own legal action against your employer. In each phase of this process, it is important that you retain the services of an experienced Birmingham wrongful termination attorney to help ensure you are taking the proper steps and presenting the strongest case you can.

The attorneys at Wrady & Michel, LLC are experienced in making sure that your case is taken care of as quickly and efficiently as possible. The EEOC investigates thousands of wrongful termination charges per year so it is important that you have an experienced lawyer to correctly build your case so that your case doesn't get lost in thousands of other charges.

Severance Packages

A severance package can be a great comfort during a time of transition if it is written with your interests in mind. The attorneys at Wrady & Michel, LLC have years of experience in ensuring you are protected by your severance agreement and negotiating for better terms if needed. A severance package is comprised of pay and benefits such as insurance, retirement, or stock options.

In some cases, an employer might try to negotiate a severance package in exchange for the employee's promise to abandon any legal claims that he or she could have pursued. Talk with your lawyer to see if a severance package negotiation or a wrongful termination lawsuit would be the best option for you. If your employer has offered a severance package, there is no need to immediately accept. Discuss the terms with our Birmingham wrongful termination attorneys and continue to negotiate for better conditions.

Contact our firm before it's too late! We offer a phone case evaluation for those who are interested in retaining our services.

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  • “I believe anyone that has been wrongfully terminated or has experienced problems at work, should contact Wrady & Michel, LLC.”

    J.D.
  • “Like family”

    James Pruitt Bessemer, AL
  • “I got my job back including back pay. I would recommend him to anyone having issues with their employer.”

    J.B.
  • “Wrady & Michel, LLC were very helpful in updating my employee handbook.”

    Jimmy L.
  • “Working with Wrady & Michel, LLC was a great experience and great choice on my behalf.”

    David G.
  • “I have been fortunate enough to use Wrady & Michel, LLC twice, and BOTH times I came out on top!”

    Michael C.
  • “My attorney at Wrady & Michel, LLC aggressively pursued my rights as an employee and helped me get the medical treatment and compensation I was owed.”

    J.F.
  • “Josh doesn't give up and he makes sure you are completely satisfied!”

    Lindsay A.
  • “My family has all expressed their deep appreciation for you working on our son's behalf and moving quickly to enable him to come home.”

    N.R.
  • “The attorneys at Wrady & Michel, LLC were aggressive and tenacious in their representation of me against a corporate giant.”

    L.S.
  • “I could not have made it through this legal process without Joshua Wrady.”

    S.V.
  • “Josh never stopped trying to get me something on my settlement and for that I am appreciative.”

    Brian R.
  • “I highly recommend the attorneys at Wrady & Michel, LLC, especially to anyone who has been injured in an accident.”

    L.E.

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