How Do I Know if I Got Fired Due to Discrimination?
If you believe you may have been fired as a result of unlawful employment discrimination, you should consult with a King of Prussia employment lawyer. Your attorney can help you to understand what constitutes unlawful discrimination and what your options are for seeking a legal remedy.
Curley & Rothman, LLC has extensive experience pursuing legal action on behalf of clients in cases of discrimination. We understand what is involved in proving discrimination occurred and in making a claim on behalf of clients who suffered due to employment discrimination. To find out more about how an experienced King of Prussia employment lawyer can help you, give us a call today.
How Do You Know if You Got Fired Due to Discrimination?
Sometimes, it can be difficult to determine if you were fired due to discrimination or not. Some of the red flags that you should look for include:
- A failure of the employer to follow written or implied promises made to you. If you have an employment contract or employee handbook, see if it has any information on the term of your employment or on disciplinary proceedings. See if your employer followed protocol. If your employer didn't follow the requirements, then it is possible discrimination was the reason why.
- Disciplinary action or a termination despite no wrongdoing on your part. If you followed all of the requirements which were part of the terms of your employment, if you have done satisfactory work, and if your performance reviews were satisfactory, there may be no reason for your dismissal other than employment discrimination.
- Discriminatory statements: If your employer made any reference to your race, religion, gender, national origin, disability, or other protected status, this is an obvious and clear example of discrimination. Think back over whether any such statements have been made over the course of the time you worked for your employer, as this could suggest your employer has finally acted upon discriminatory tendencies.
- Other terminations of people of protected classes: If your employer seems to be disproportionately firing people who fit within protected classes, this can be a clear sign your employer is engaging in unlawful discriminatory behavior.
- A pattern of discrimination: If your employer has refused to make reasonable accommodations for your religion, disability, or other protected status, this could suggest your employer is motivated by discriminatory tendencies.
- A termination following a specific interaction with your employer. If you recently told your employer you were pregnant, needed a religious accommodation, or were of a particular national origin and your employer fired you shortly thereafter for no apparent reason, this could be an indicator your employer was motivated by discrimination.
These are just a few of many red flags to watch for. If you have any reason to believe that your employer engaged in discriminatory behavior towards you, you should speak with an employment lawyer so your attorney can assist you in conducting an investigation. With help from your lawyer, you may be able to gather sufficient evidence to make a claim against your employer.
What Should I do if You Got Fired Due to Discrimination?
If you get fired due to discrimination, you can make a complaint with the Equal Opportunity Employment Commission. You can also file a civil lawsuit for wrongful termination with help from an employment lawyer. You may be able to file a case in state court or in federal court, depending upon the specific grounds for your claim.
Your attorney can help you to file the appropriate court paperwork and can assist in making a claim to help you recover compensation. You should be able to receive full compensation for all financial loss, including back pay and compensation for emotional distress, if you are able to successfully prove your employer was motivated to fire you by your protected status.
How Can a King of Prussia Employment Lawyer Help You?
Curley & Rothman, LLC provides comprehensive assistance to clients who have been victimized by unlawful employment discrimination. We can help you to determine if your termination was due to discrimination and can help you to explore options for seeking legal remedies due to the damage from your unlawful termination.
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