Did Your Employer Wrongfully Fire You?
No one deserves to lose their job due to wrongful termination. You have rights, and with DeWitt Law, LLC, I can assist you in protecting them. When you work with me, I will help you protect your rights, recover compensation for your damages and hold your employer accountable for its actions.
For more than 24 years, I, Michael W. DeWitt, have advocated for workers’ rights in Columbus and the surrounding metro area. Because I used to represent employers, I have invaluable insight into how companies approach these cases.
Wrongful Termination: What To Know
Many people mistakenly believe that wrongful termination is when an employer fires you without a good reason. Wrongful termination is a legal term that has a very specific meaning. Most employers are at-will employers, meaning that they can fire a worker for just about any reason as long as it does not violate state or federal law. When an employer does fire someone in violation of the law, it is wrongful termination.
Some examples of wrongful termination include:
- Discrimination based on age, gender, race, disability, religion or nation of origin
- Retaliation for using the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
- Retaliation for filing a workers’ compensation claim
- Retaliation for reporting a safety or labor law violation
- Retaliation over a wage and hour dispute
- Breach of employment contract
Having handled numerous employment law cases, I know how to approach your case for the most favorable outcome possible. You can discuss your circumstances with me. I will help you understand your legal options and determine a course of action.
Answers To Common Questions
Facing termination can be devastating. Losing your job jeopardizes your life and your ability to support your loved ones. When an employer terminates your employment, getting answers about whether their conduct was legal is important. Here are a few answers to some of the questions I get most often.
What are the potential remedies for wrongful termination?
If you have been wrongfully terminated, you may have a number of legal rights, including the right to:
- Be reinstated to your job
- Receive back pay for lost wages
- Receive front pay for future lost wages
- Receive damages for emotional distress
Facing wrongful termination is not something you want to do alone. You should talk to a skilled professional about your situation and what you should do next.
How much time do I have to file a wrongful termination lawsuit?
The time limit for filing a wrongful termination lawsuit varies depending on the state in which you live. In most states, you have two years to file a lawsuit. However, there are some states with shorter or longer time limits.
Is it worth it to file a wrongful termination lawsuit?
Whether it is worth it to file a wrongful termination lawsuit depends on a number of factors, including the facts of your case, the cost of filing the lawsuit and the potential damages you could recover. If you have been wrongfully terminated, then you should consult with a lawyer to discuss your options.
Learn About Your Options In A Free Consultation
At DeWitt Law, LLC, I will work toward the result you want, whether this means filing a lawsuit or simply helping you get your job back. You can schedule a free initial consultation by calling me at 614-762-9641. To reach me online, send my office an email. Get in contact with me today if you are in need of a reliable attorney in the areas of Columbus, Delaware, Marysville and Lancaster as well as Delaware County, Union County and Fairfield County.