Hi, I’m Debra O’Rell, with Tucker Sipser, an employment discrimination law firm. And let me say up front, I’m not a lawyer. I don’t give legal advice, but I do share information about the process in general. And I want to talk to you today about the number one most important thing to not do. And that is quit.
Don’t quit. Call a lawyer first.
When you get to the point you can’t take it anymore. What’s going on? Call the lawyer first. And why is this important? It’s like the cops and the DA may know the guy robbed the bank, but the DA’s got to prove it to the jury in order to send the guy to jail. So the same would be true for you if you believe that they’re breaking the law. The burden, or the onus, is on you, slash your lawyer, to make the case that they are breaking the law.
So whether you’re looking for reinstatement, or you’re looking for them to compensate you because you feel that you lost your job through no fault of your own, but that they broke the law. You can’t quit, because it allows opposing counsel to say, “why would we pay her anything? She didn’t want to work here. She quit.” So don’t quit.
Please don’t quit. Call a qualified plaintiff’s employee lawyer first. And if you have any other questions, related to employment issues or certainly about COVID-19 and what your rights are or not, please feel free to call our office or send us an email. Information is listed below. We’re happy to help. Thank you.