Steps to take when your Employment is Terminated

When dealing with termination from your employment, it is important to know the employment dismissal legal process in which we will attempt to get you fair compensation. There are several key pieces that our team of lawyers need in order to determine the best course of action for your case. Our multi-step process will ensure that all aspects are covered to present the best case.

Step 1: Getting the Facts

First, we need to know the facts of your case (fill out our questionnaire). We must know:

  • Who you are
  • Your age
  • The employer
  • Length of service at the employment
  • Your title and responsibilities
  • When termination occurred
  • How termination occurred
  • What severance pay you were offered or paid
  • What are your prospects for finding similar employment

Step 2: Getting the Paperwork

There are many documents that we may need to see, depending on your situation. For the most part, we will need to see the following documents:

  • Letter or agreement of hire
  • Any agreement between you and the employer
  • Recent sample pay stubs
  • Letters of discipline
  • Letter of dismissal (if issued)
  • Record of Employment (if issued)

Step 3: Interview

In order to help you to the fullest of our ability, we will need to conduct a full interview with you in order to establish the facts of your case. This can include the amount of reasonable notice given, or any actions that could be deemed as constructive dismissal. Often, the facts revealed in the interview uncover aspects of the hiring and dismissal that allow us to increase the severance payment owed to you by the employer.

We will then conduct some legal research based on the information you have given us. We will ascertain what the common law cases similar to yours indicate the reasonable notice and other damages to be. We will discuss this with you.

Step 4: Settlement

After we have gathered the necessary information, we will attempt to settle the claim with the employer for you. Together we will agree on an amount of money and other things to demand from the employer, and discuss our bargaining position. We will set this bargaining position out in a demand letter to your employer, giving the employer a certain amount of time to meet the demand.

Often, dismissal cases can be settled at an early stage with a clearly and forcefully worded demand letter. It is best for you monetarily and emotionally if we can settle your claim as quickly as possible for a reasonable amount.

This whole employment dismissal legal process, from initial contact to the issuing of the demand letter, happens fairly quickly, and has a high chance of success. In the event that negotiation either never materializes or fails to resolve your claim to your satisfaction, then we advise you of your options. These options include commencing a legal claim against your former employer.

You can be assured that any information shared with anyone at Yeager Employment Law is strictly confidential and will not be shared with anyone without your expressed consent.

If you are ready to get started on your dismissal case, fill out our questionnaire with as much detail about your case as possible, or contact us via the phone for your complimentary consultation with an employment lawyer.