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Should You File for Unemployment if You Believe You Have Been Wrongfully Terminated?

Should You File for Unemployment if You Believe You Have Been Wrongfully Terminated?

Should You File for Unemployment if You Believe You Have Been Wrongfully Terminated?

A person’s sense of purpose may be affected, along with other aspects of their life, when they lose their employment. The ramifications of losing a job may be extremely detrimental psychologically as well as financially, especially when one has devoted numerous hours and effort to their work. Being unaware of an impending termination might make this worse.

Please contact our legal team if you have recently been wrongfully terminated. You may start moving in the direction of your next opportunity immediately by taking certain actions. Contact PLBSH at (800) 435-7542 to get started.

Making an unemployment claim

After losing a job, the first thing to do is apply for unemployment. Finances are a top concern for many who have just lost their employment. You may submit a claim for unemployment benefits straight away, typically online. You may locate the link to your state’s website on the U.S. Department of Labor website, or you can just search for the unemployment office in your state. On the website for California, there are comprehensive instructions on how to apply for unemployment.

Who is qualified?

The criteria for eligibility vary from state to state, but often it is a person who has lost their job due to no fault of their own. Their prior employment history and earnings may also have an impact on their eligibility. The best thing you can do if you’ve lost your job is visit the unemployment website for your state and learn about the criteria. Your eligibility and status could surprise you.

Benefits for unemployment

The logistics and advantages for residents vary from state to state, although all must adhere to general rules mandated by federal law. Cash payments are typically part of these advantages. An individual could also be eligible for additional benefits like food assistance and health insurance. A benefits calculator that might assist in calculating how much you could be eligible to receive under unemployment is available on the California website.

Wrongful termination

Unfortunately, there might be little you can do if your company has fired you. When it comes to ending your work, there are frequently factors that are beyond of your control. Sometimes, without your fault, a business must make cuts in order to continue, or perhaps evolving technology has rendered your employment obsolete. However, there are several instances where a company terminates an employee against the law. You must defend your rights if something occurs to you.

Your rights and wrongful termination

Wrongful termination can occur in a variety of conditions. These are a few of them:

  • Being let go because you reported something. Retaliating against an employee who has disclosed fraud or abuse by the organization or institution they work for is prohibited by both state and federal law. If you do this, which is sometimes referred to as becoming a whistleblower, you are protected by the law.
  • Discrimination. It is not only wrong but also illegal to terminate a worker due to their race, color, religion, national origin, handicap, age, or parental status. If you were fired from your employment due to this improper behavior, you are entitled to cash compensation.
  • Unfair treatment by a boss. An employee cannot be fired by their employer for upholding their legal rights. If you are asked to appear in court as a witness to illegal activity, your employer may not terminate you or take any other adverse action against you. Aside from being illegal under both state and federal law, this termination.
  • Refusing to carry out an unlawful act for your employer. The same as retaliation, if you are fired or lose benefits, work time, money, etc. because you refuse to do this, it is wrongful termination. Employers can never make you disobey the law.

If you were unlawfully fired, you should get compensation. In addition to being entitled to back pay and unpaid wages, you may also be eligible for extra cash compensation for hardship and psychological harm. Contact PLBSH at (800) 435-7542 to request a consultation.

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