Did you experience a COVID-19 wrongful termination? Amid the coronavirus pandemic, we have witnessed heroic companies step up and take charge, helping employees who can’t afford to pay their rent or mortgages. On the flip side, you have some companies that have chosen to serve themselves, such as Richard Branson and his company Virgin Airlines, when he asked his employees to take eight weeks of unpaid leave. Maybe you experienced COVID-19 wrongful termination by another business putting profits over people, and you find yourself unable to pay the bills.
What Action Can You Take?
If you experienced a COVID-19 wrongful termination, you may have a right to pursue legal action against the company that terminated you. Unfortunately, because of COVID-19, some jobs will inevitably get wiped out. While it may not be illegal for your employer to lay you off or cut back on its operations because of economic necessity, some laws protect you from illegal discrimination based on serious medical conditions and wrongful termination.
Prove Wrongful Termination
To get compensation for COVID-19 wrongful termination, you will first have to prove how you were wrongfully terminated. This gives you the right to pursue a wrongful termination suit. You will need a good lawyer who understands how to gather and present the evidence. Some of the things that you could be compensated for include:
- Lost wages
- Resulting damages
- Lost benefits
- Emotional distress
- Cost of looking for a new job
You may have a medical condition that protects you from wrongful termination. An employer legally can’t fire you based on a serious medical condition. Let’s say that you were diagnosed with COVID-19, and you were fired because of it. You legally can’t be fired because of this because it classifies as a serious illness.
COVID-19 wrongful termination cases have begun to pile up since the pandemic began. You could have a case that can help you to regain lost wages from the resulting damages. Never in our lifetimes have we witnessed such an uprooting chaos that threatens to tear the fabric of society as we know it. If you were wrongfully terminated, please speak with a lawyer as soon as possible. You can contact our office online or by calling 702-259-7777 to schedule an initial consultation to review your case.