How do you handle a dispute with your employer over unpaid wages, wrongful termination, sexual harassment, etc?
Yes, you could file an employment lawsuit, but those lawsuits take time to resolve. Meanwhile, you could lose your job in illegal retaliation for filing your claim.
Alternatively, you may have already lost your job and are seeking compensation for wrongful termination. How do you meet your expenses in the meantime? It seems like a Catch-22 situation.
Most employment lawyers will work with you on legal fees. They do this by offering to work on a contingency fee basis.
If your claim is strong, your lawyer will agree to bill you out of your eventual winnings. If you don’t win, you will owe your lawyer nothing.
What We Do
Even if you find a lawyer ready to take on your case on a contingency arrangement, what do you do about rent, food, and bills while you are out of work, waiting for a verdict or settlement? Well, that is where we come in.
Injury Wallet offers employment lawsuit loans for qualifying plaintiffs, so you can afford to take the chance to sue your employer.
Types of Employment Lawsuits You Might Be Filing
When it comes to filing a lawsuit, the law provides many different causes of action. Below are a few of the most common.
Even with “at-will” employment, your employer cannot fire you for every reason. Wrongful termination occurs when your employer fires you for an illegal reason.
Your employer might fire you based on your nationality, for example, or for your refusal to participate in illegal company activities.
Wrongful termination settlements tend to be more common than courtroom verdicts. One of the reasons for this is that the employer typically seeks to avoid the bad publicity caused by a public trial.
Wrongful termination lawsuit settlements take into account the amount of money you were making at the time you were terminated.
The higher paying the job, the higher the average wrongful termination settlement becomes.
Sexual Harassment Lawsuits
Sexual harassment in the workplace can be divided into two classes.
The first, known as quid pro quo sexual harassment, happens when your employer offers you an employment-related benefit in exchange for sexual favors.
Another form of quid pro quo sexual harassment occurs when your employer threatens to withhold or take away a job-related benefit due to your refusal to grant sexual favors.
The second class of sexual harassment is known as “hostile work environment” harassment. This form of sexual harassment includes “dirty talk,” off-color jokes, general hostility, and bullying by your boss or by co-workers.
This form of harassment is actionable even if it is not tied to the provision of sexual favors.
Unpaid Wages Lawsuits
If your employer refuses to provide you with wages due, you can file an unpaid wage claim against them. These wages can include regular pay, overtime, commission, and bonuses.
It is important for you to hold onto a copy of your employment contract as well as pay stubs and other documentary evidence.
Workplace Discrimination Lawsuits
Workplace discrimination occurs when you are treated badly or disadvantageously due to your race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or gender association.
It is illegal for your employer to discriminate in hiring, firing, promotions, pay, benefits, training, or other tangible job-related benefits based on your membership (or perceived membership) in any protected class.
Lawsuit vs. Settlement
You may be wondering whether you are going to end up with a lawsuit verdict or a settlement.
Statistically, the answer is that you will probably end up with a settlement. That doesn’t mean you don’t need to file a lawsuit, however.
Filing a lawsuit will give you access to the discovery process, which will allow you to procure evidence that might have otherwise been impossible to obtain.
How the Process Works
If you are in the process of filing a lawsuit but don’t have time to wait for a settlement or jury verdict, an employment lawsuit loan can help.
We can provide you with the cash you need to cover your immediate expenses while you wait to receive the proceeds of your lawsuit.
The process for obtaining a lawsuit loan is simple:
- Call us or contact us online;
- Provide us with the basic facts of your case and put us in touch with your attorney;
- We will speak to your attorney to gather more information about your case, it’s value, and your prospects of succeeding; and
- Once approved, we will send you the money.
In return for the cash that we provide, we will receive a portion of the proceeds of any verdict or settlement that you receive.
However, if you receive nothing, you will owe us nothing.
Act Now to Secure an Employment Lawsuit Loan
You shouldn’t have to accept a lowball settlement offer just because you need cash now.
With an employment lawsuit loan, you can cover your immediate expenses and keep fighting until you get a fair settlement for your claim.
Contact Injury Wallet today to get the process started.