Anyone who has been fired from a job has every right to question the legality of his or her situation. The wrongful termination of employees happens far too often, and it is certainly something that should not be allowed to stand. Some believe that they have been let go from their employers unfairly, but they do not want to take the issue to court if they do not have to. The good news is wrongful termination cases in California and elsewhere do not always end up going to trial.
Recently, a story was published about a man's wrongful termination case that ended up being settled out of court. The plaintiff in this particular case claims that his former employer -- Cloud, LLC -- let him go and then refused to pay him the monthly disbursement owed him. This individual was initially seeking over $75,000 in damages and legal fees.
On July 30, the case against Cloud, LLC was officially closed because it was reported that both sides reached a settlement agreement. The exact details of the deal have not been made available to the public. Obviously, the terms were sufficient enough to make the plaintiff happy.
Many people mistakenly believe that filing legal claims against someone else will automatically lead to a trial. The truth is that most legal claims are addressed successfully through out-of-court negotiations. Going to trial is typically treated as a last resort option. California residents who believe that they are the victims of wrongful termination are well within their rights to seek relief through legal means. An experienced employment law attorney can help one seek compensation by fling the appropriate claims and, only if necessary, request court intervention if negotiating a fair settlement is not working out.