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I want to send a pre-lawsuit settlement request letter to my

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I want to send a pre-lawsuit settlement request letter to my former employer for wrongful termination but I'm not sure of how to write it.

It is a delicate matter and I am aware that if I don't explain myself properly I may get shut down and have to file the suit, I have a very good case and most likely to win but I do not want to expend back and forth for who knows how long in court.

s there a template that I can rewrite or follow to have a valid form for this request?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: California Employment Law
Expert:  Tina replied 5 years ago.
Hello and welcome,

Have you already communicated a written demand to the employer seeking damages? What type of claim do you believe you have against the employer?
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
I have not yet provided them with a written demand; my case is based on wrongful termination due unproven (and dubious) claims against me for which they have no prove except so a counterpart testimony that created the false allegations.
Expert:  Tina replied 5 years ago.
I see.

You would typically be looking for a demand letter to send to the employer then. This is something that is usually drafted by an attorney since it should set out the law on which the employee's claim is based, as well as other legal references after a thorough evaluation of the case is performed.

Here is a link to a sample demand letter. It is a word document:

If you wish to draft the demand letter yourself, you could leave out the specific references to the law and include the facts that you believe amounted to a wrongful termination claim. I would not recommend doing this though as you could damage your case unknowingly.

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Expert:  Tina replied 5 years ago.
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