Wrongful Termination Lawyer in Birmingham
What is Wrongful Termination?
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. When an employee is fired for these reasons, it is called wrongful termination.
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.
If you believe that your employer has wrongfully fired you, you should contact a Link to Birmingham wrongful termination attorney at Wrady Michel & King. We have spent years dedicating ourselves to helping the victims of discrimination and harassment in the workplace.
How Do I Make a Claim for Wrongful Termination?
To file a wrongful termination claim, you must first file a charge with your Link to https://www.eeoc.gov/field/index.cfmlocal 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 Link to https://www.eeoc.govEEOC 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 & King 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.
How a Severance Package Can Help You
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 & King 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. Link to /contact-usTalk 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.
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"I was wrongly terminated from my job, so I called Wrady Michel King. I met with Attorney Anthony Michel, and during my first meeting with Mr. Michel, he listened to me when I told him what happened, and then Mr. Michel thoroughly explained the law, and gave me several options on how to move forward. Not only did Mr. Michel get me the wages I would have been paid if I was never terminated, he even got my job back! I believe anyone that has been wrongfully terminated, or has experienced problems at work, should contact Wrady & Michel, LLC."