How Much Do You Get For Wrongful Termination

Wrongful termination is defined as follows: “Wrongful termination generally refers to an illegal act that violates state or federal law which, in some situations, can entitle the wrongfully terminated individual to compensation.”

So what exactly do you get for wrongful termination?

Wrongful Termination Compensation

According to, there are six factors employment lawyers will look at when deciding how much you should be getting from a wrongful termination suit. These include your age, education and work experience. They also take into account what kind of position you had before being terminated and how much money you were bringing in salary-wise. In addition, they’ll look at how much mental stress and anxiety was caused by the job loss itself and whether any other financial factors came into play such as the loss of a business or housing due to this.

Most cases do not involve any sort of monetary damages and it’s very rare that you’ll receive out of court settlements from wrongful termination. In fact, only about 40 per cent ever get listed in court because many have been resolved through mediation before even being taken to trial. About 90 per cent of all employment-related lawsuits are settled before going to trial so your odds are pretty good for getting something out of it if it goes that far. The average amount anyone will settle for is $30,000 but this number can vary tremendously based on what type of job you had and how much money you were making when you lost that job.

Most cases take between one and three years to settle and these days most employment-related cases are handled by state courts. Federal courts will generally only get involved if the case involves some sort of federal question or it occurred between two parties in different states like with an interstate job recruiter who recruits out of state employees for jobs across state lines.

If you’re thinking about filing a wrongful termination suit, then you’ll need to speak with someone experienced in litigation who understands all the details that go into this type of claim. Your best bet is to contact an attorney since they have access to so much more information than the average person does concerning how your particular circumstance works as opposed to just knowing what kind of compensation is usually offered.

The good news is that there’s no limit on the amount of time you have to file a wrongful termination suit. However, each state has their own statute of limitations and if you miss the deadline for filing your claim, then it’s possible that your case could get thrown out entirely or that you’ll be forced into accepting the compensation limit set by your particular state.

Keep in mind that it’s also possible to file two separate lawsuits involving wrongful termination: one against your former employer and another against the company’s insurance provider. The first is technically known as a third-party suit and this occurs when the individual who fired you takes on an outside third party for assistance with their decision which can include an outside consultant, a specialist in human resources or even a member of their existing staff. This means they were not acting on their own accord and that they had help from someone else which means you are entitled to compensation of some sort. If the company didn’t have the right to let you go, then they’ll need to pay up.

On the other hand, there’s what’s known as a direct suit which occurs when your employer fired you without getting any outside input or influence. This scenario is less common than the aforementioned type but it does happen more often than most people realize since many employers who are being sued will attempt to avoid responsibility by claiming third party involvement even if there was none.

The bottom line is that there’s no specific amount of money that can guarantee whether or not you got a fair deal for wrongful termination. Case law dictates how much you can expect to receive if your case goes to trial and no two cases are exactly the same. This means that whether or not you’ll get a fair amount will depend on what type of evidence they have against the employer, what kind of assistance their lawyers were able to obtain from other sources and how much money was involved in this decision, begin with.

In most cases, an employer will pay between $30,000 and $150,000 depending on factors such as what job function you had along with how much money that position made for them while you were employed there. Obviously, a high-level executive who earned a six-figure salary would net a higher settlement than someone working at minimum wage because, despite the inflated cost of living these days, the laws of diminishing returns still apply when it comes to income.

In some cases, you can also get assistance with your healthcare along with employment search assistance which will help pave the way for a successful transition into a new position. However, there are limits on how much that any one individual claimant can receive so in some cases the settlement could be as little as $10,000 while others may get a lot more depending on what they’re entitled to and how long their job search takes making this an important point to discuss ahead of time if at all possible.

If your employer is adamant about having you sign an agreement waiving your right to sue them later on down the road or keeping quiet about what happened (defamation) then take these offers with a grain of salt. Settlement amounts are negotiable and if they’re offering more money in the short term, then that could mean they’ve got less to pay out later on. You never want to accept full liability for your termination especially when it’s not really your fault so try to seek legal advice before signing any documents or taking them up on their offer even if you need the money right now. After all, it’ll be much easier to find another job when you don’t have an unresolved lawsuit hanging over your head.

That’s what you can expect to receive for wrongful termination but keep in mind that every case is different which means there are no guarantees when it comes to this sort of compensation. If you plan on filing suit against your employer for any reason, then you’ll need to gather as much evidence as possible and work with a professional who is well-versed in labour law so they can properly assess your situation and help you get the most out of that claim. If you try to represent yourself or hire an attorney who doesn’t know what they’re doing, then you stand a good chance of losing everything even if your case seems airtight at first glance.

If you have been wrongfully terminated from your job, you need a lawyer who knows how to win tough cases. And if the thought of going up against your former employer in a legal dispute is stressful in itself, think about all the time and money it will cost too…

Consider using Davtyan Law Firm, Inc. to do the work for you. The right lawyer can make all the difference in winning or losing. We focus on wrongful termination cases and getting money for our clients when they have been wronged. The main reason we are different from other law firms is that we believe in results only. In fact, we take pride in helping former employees get rightfully compensated.

Davtyan Law Firm, Inc.

880 E Broadway, Glendale, CA 91205

(855) 205-3681

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