Should I contact an attorney for wrongful termination?

My former employer discharged me for reasons that were fabricated. I believe this was in part because they were changing my working hours which I was against . I was awarded unemployment benefits. I have 2 letters written by current employees stating that the employer spent 3 days asking other employees questions in an attempt to justify their actions AFTER I was discharged. Their fact seeking mission should have been done before they fired me. Also they have a specifically outlined disciplinary procedure and policy, which they did not follow. If their accusations were correct, I should have received a verbal or written warning, not been terminated. I have the employee handbook and a copy of any disciplinary action I recieved while employed there

1 answer  |  asked Jun 10, 2015 12:11 AM [EST]  |  applies to Ohio

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David Neel
The handbook probably reserves their right to terminate without following the progressive discipline policy. Their reason might be fabricated but the real reason for their decision has to be illegal, and you have not provided any information from which to conclude that your termination was illegal. It's great you received unemployment benefits, but a finding of no just cause for unemployment purposes does not translate to an illegal termination.

posted by David Neel  |  Jun 10, 2015 04:52 AM [EST]

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