If you’ve been the victim of wrongful termination, there’s a good chance that the company you worked for tried to cover it up in some way. It’s very common for them to try to excuse or hide these wrongful firings.
It can be helpful to understand how companies try to cover their tracks, so you can see the common tactics. Let’s explore a couple of them below:
Companies often say they have to downsize in order to cut costs or make things more efficient. But if they fire workers who are all in the same group – such as firing all workers over 50 years of age – then it could be that they’re just using downsizing as a way to cover up the fact that they wanted to get rid of older workers.
Eliminating a job
In some cases, companies will say that they are eliminating in a position entirely. This allows them to release the worker who was in that position. But they may then turn around and hire someone else to do the same job. They may give them a different job title to try to cover it up.
As with the above, this is sometimes a tactic to get rid of one worker and replace them with another. For instance, the company may fire a minority worker and then hire a Caucasian worker to replace them shortly thereafter. They don’t want to reveal the fact that they only fired that worker because of their ethnicity, so they pretend that it is a different job entirely.
What are your options?
If you’ve been wrongfully terminated and your rights have been violated, you need to know about all the legal options at your disposal.