Over the years, Miami, Florida has become a thriving business center offering residents lots of employment opportunities. Unfortunately, opportunities can quickly turn into nightmares for those who believe they have been wrongfully terminated. Common reactions to a wrongful termination include despair, anger and frustration. You want to do something to fight for your rights and you want satisfaction now.
You are right to want satisfaction if you have been fired illegally, but before you do something you cannot undo, take a beat and consider your case carefully. While it is completely understandable, deep-seated anger is of little use in a wrongful termination case. In fact, it can even hurt your claim if you act rashly. With that said, there are a number of things you can do to strengthen your claim if you decide to take legal action.
— Speak with an attorney who handles employment law about your situation
— Resist acting out negatively against your employer
— Request access to your personnel file
— Make sure to find out why you were terminated and who made the decision
— Review your employment contract carefully if one exists
— Promptly return all company property and comply with post-employment procedures
— Gather evidence of any suspected wrong-doing by your employer (e.g. agreements or promises your employer made)
— Ask for documentation regarding your termination
— Do not let yourself become intimidated by your employer’s words or actions
Maintaining a professional and calm demeanor will also greatly benefit your case. The attorney you choose can help you cultivate this demeanor while also offering you legal solutions about your claim. Put your emotions aside and trust in your attorney’s experience and knowledge of Florida employment law.
Source: FindLaw, “Wrongful Termination Claims,” accessed March 09, 2016