When is it Right to Sue Your Boss?

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Around two-thirds of employees have witnessed activity at work that they believe amounts to discrimination. In many cases, this could lead to a compensation claim. However, most of the time, employees don’t have the self-confidence to sue their own boss. Discrimination isn’t the only time you should consider it, though. Here are three other reasons you may be entitled to sue your boss for a large financial reward.

Making Financial Losses

You’re employed because you need to make money. This is part of the deal when an employer decides to hire you. However, in some cases, employees may actually lose money. You might have been expected to invest your own money into a scheme that didn’t work. Or you’ve been asked to pay for your own travel expenses.

In these cases, you have every right to sue your employer. They shouldn’t have made you cover these costs or take on any financial risk. Therefore, you should be entitled to all of that money back. If you win the case, your employer will also have to pay all court costs plus some extra compensation for the hardship you’ve experienced.

Having Your Reputation Damaged 

As an ambitious professional, your reputation is important. It’s certainly no trivial thing. Occasionally, an employer may put your reputation in jeopardy. Perhaps they mention your name in a press release, blaming you for a mistake that wasn’t your fault. In this case, you might be able to win a defamation case against your boss.

You need to be able to prove that the accusation is likely to cause reputational damage. You don’t need to prove that the claim is untrue; the burden of proof lies with the person who made the claim. If a court finds that the claim amounts to libel or slander, then you could be entitled to a significant amount of compensation.  

Suffering Serious Injuries

The other main reason that you may want to consider sueing your employer is if you have experienced a serious injury at work. Of course, the worse the injury, the more money you’d be entitled to. This would have to at least cover your medical expenses and court costs. It’s just important to prove that this is the fault of your boss and not of your own doing.

Make sure you find an attorney with experience in the right area of law. For instance, if you’re seeking brain stem injury compensation, then find a lawyer who has a reputation for winning cases related to brain injuries. These are often high-value cases and you could end up with a large repayment package to help you recover from such a traumatic event.

No one wants to be in a situation where they have to file a claim against their boss. Sometimes, though, it’s the right thing to do. You may receive enough compensation to cover any costs incurred, plus some more to compensate for your financial hardship. This can help you move on from a painful experience that wasn’t your fault.

The views expressed in this article are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of The World Financial Review.