Affected by Wrongful Termination? Consider Legal Funding

Jacky Gale | February 13th, 2017

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Being fired is never a pleasant experience. It can be humiliating to pack up personal belongings and it is frightening to think of how you’ll support your family while you’re looking for another job. But as undesirable as this situation is, it can be far more distressing to be fired without just cause. If you’ve been affected by wrongful termination and you have litigation pending, your personal finances may be in disarray. To get through this difficult time in your life and keep providing for your family, consider legal funding. LawStreet Capital is a leading provider of lawsuit funding for plaintiffs with all sorts of lawsuits pending, including wrongful termination litigation.

A look at wrongful termination

Some employees are contract workers. This means they can be terminated for a cause that is specified in their contract. Most employment in the U.S. is at will employment. An employer can legally fire an at will employee for any reason or for no reason at all. The exception is if an employee is fired in a discriminatory way. For example, it is unlawful to fire an employee on the basis of his or her race, religion, national origin, or certain other protected classes, and it is unlawful to fire a person for exercising civil or legal rights.

Although you may have the law on your side, you can still suffer financial repercussions because of your situation. A wrongful termination lawsuit can bring you the financial relief you need and deserve, but at what cost? It takes time, money, and energy to pursue litigation-not to mention dealing with your job hunting efforts.

Weighing your legal funding options

Wrongful termination can adversely affect your ability to make the rent or mortgage payment, pay the utility bills, maintain healthcare coverage, and feed your family. There are countless other expenses that can pop up while you’re waiting for your lawsuit to settle – from car repairs to vet bills.

Your solution could be a lawsuit loan, which is a non-recourse cash advance that is made against your future jury award or settlement. Legal funding is absolutely zero risk to plaintiffs because the cash advance does not need to be repaid in the event that you lose your case. If you do win a favorable outcome for your case, you’ll repay the cash at a reasonable interest rate. In addition, you can use your cash advance for anything your family needs. You can even use it to pay your legal fees. Legal funding is a way to stay afloat and avoid settling for less than what you deserve.

Stabilizing your finances with a lawsuit loan

At LawStreet Capital, we understand that you come to us at a difficult time in your life. It’s our mission to connect plaintiffs with the resources they need to keep moving forward while awaiting a settlement check. We pride ourselves on transparency; there are never any hidden costs, and the process is simple and straightforward. After applying, you’ll have a decision within 24 hours. Get funds wired directly into your account or ask us to overnight your cash advance to you.

Remember that there is no risk to you and no obligation should you choose not to accept a cash advance. Call a friendly representative at LawStreet Capital today or fill out the quick form on our website.

Additional “wrongful termination” resources

  1. U.S. Department of Labor, Termination,
  2. Connecticut Judicial Branch, Connecticut Law About Wrongful Discharge from Employment,