You have been terminated from your dream job. You believe that you have been wrongfully terminated, but your employer disagrees. What do you next?
Well, if you plan on going back to work, forget about it. Begging will usually not work, and your employer will most likely ignore you and your requests. However, there might be a way to get reinstated, but it is a long shot.
So to answer the question is it possible to get your job back after being wrongfully terminated, everything has to be taken into consideration. Most of the time, these situations are case-sensitive and are different in every other situation. The answer is YES, and NO.
When It is Possible To Get Reinstated?
Assume that your employer fired you for rejecting their sexual advances. You did not file a wrongful termination claim yet, but you want your job back. Luckily, no one else in the company knows about it. In this particular case, you may be able to come to terms with your employer. If you propose a mutual agreement, one in which you will not sue your employer if they give you your job back, it is possible to make it happen. However, do not try and blackmail your employer to get you back. This will only further damage your work relationship. Keep it simple, and try to find common grounds with your employer. If that is not possible and if the two of you are unable to benefit from one another, you should start looking for a new job.
Feel free to contact their Los Angeles wrongful termination attorneys and seek their legal advice. Perhaps there is something that you missed, a valuable piece of information or evidence that could help you get reinstated. Come pay them a visit, or you will never know what “could have happened”.
What You Can Do?
The courts will rarely order people to work together. It is simply not in anyone’s best interest, especially after a case of wrongful termination. However, as an employee, you can file a wrongful termination claim against your employer. All that you have to do is prove that you were a victim of wrongful termination, and as a result, you will receive monetary compensation. The compensation will usually include the following:
- Payment for your lost wages
- Payment for your unpaid wages or missed promotions
- Payment for enduring both verbal and psychological mistreatment (in case of discrimination and harassment in the workplace)
- Payment for lost benefits
- Payment for the attorney’s fees
To find out if you are eligible to file a wrongful termination claim against your employer, speak with their Wrongful Termination Attorneys in Los Angeles today. Give them a call and schedule your free initial consultation, and they will evaluate your case and provide you with information, legal counseling, and guidance. And if you chose to hire their attorneys, they will represent your best interests and help you bring your employer to justice while securing you a substantial compensation.
Filing a Wrongful Termination Claim
In order to sue your employer, you have to provide enough evidence that your termination was indeed illegal. To do so, you will need proof of:
- Missing wages
- Missing promotion
- Abuse (physical or verbal)
Anything will help; an email from your employer, a text message, a note left on your desk. Even if you were verbally threatened and another coworker witnessed the event, if you can convince them to testify in your case, you will have strong evidence and be able to prove that your termination was illegal.
Most coworkers will refuse to testify, as they will not want to jeopardize their job positions nor put themselves on their employer’s “blacklist”. In fear of retaliation, they will rather remain neutral. Your job is to ensure your coworkers that they cannot be retaliated against and that they are protected by the law against any forms of discrimination, mistreatment or harassment. Be sure to explain to your coworkers their legal rights, and if it makes sense, bring them to see their Los Angeles wrongful termination attorneys so that they can hear it from their attorneys as well. Once they start feeling safe and confident, they will most likely help testify and prove that you were indeed a victim of illegal termination.
Contact the EEOC
If you are not sure where to go or who to call, you can always seek help from Federal and State Agencies. For instance, start by reaching out to the EEOC (the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission). They will conduct an investigation on your behalf and seek remedies if the agency has reason to believe that you are a victim of wrongful termination. At this point, you can try and point out that you want your old job back. If that is even an option, you will have to back pay from the date you were fired until the date you return to work. However, that is never the ultimate solution.
Note that the EEOC may pursue legal actions against your employer if they find reasonable cause and evidence that your employer engaged in unlawful or discriminatory actions against you or other employees.
Do You Actually Want To Go Back To Work?
After you have been wrongfully terminated and you filed a successful lawsuit against your employer, are you actually interested in going back to work? After everything that has happened recently, do you really believe it is possible for you and your employer to come to terms?
First of all, who wants to return to work in a company where they have previously been illegally fired? Second, what employer will hire again the same employee who filed a successful lawsuit against the company?
At the Rager Law Firm, their Wrongful Termination Attorneys in Los Angeles agree that there is no point in seeking your old job back. At the same time, your employer will probably never take you back. So, the best thing for you is to look for another job as soon as you are able to and move on with your life.