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Lost Your Job? Who Hasn't? FindLaw's Guide Helps You Through

Well, it looks like the Sixers held on to their jobs against the Celtics. But not so lucky are Dexter Pittman and Udonis Haslem of the Miami Heat, who are suspended after a recent game.

In the same way Pittman and Haslem were suspended for retaliation against the opposing team, so too can your boss be reprimanded for retaliating against you. If you reported wrongdoing at work, or filed a workers’ comp claim, and then were fired for doing so, you may have a lawsuit to file against your employer.

Unlike the end of the season or temporary suspension for a professional athlete, losing a real job is downright depressing.

But don't let that feeling get to you. There are steps to take soon afterwards to make sure your rights are covered. Here at FindLaw, we want to make sure you have all the information you need in one place, and at no cost. At no time is that more important than when you lose a job.

FindLaw's Guide to Job Loss: What to Do After Losing Your Job will keep you on track to cover all your bases while you search for your next, even better, job. The guide covers not only the steps to take, but also lets you know when you should seek professional guidance.

If you find yourself in the situation where you feel like you've been let go in retaliation for standing up for your rights, check out the wrongful termination section of the guide. It will let you know what else might qualify as a wrongful termination and what your remedies could be.

Also, the guide informs you about issues with your last paycheck, benefits changes, and how to file for unemployment insurance.

All in all, the FindLaw guide will get you on the right path to knowing what to do and who to talk to about job loss issues. If you have questions after reading the guide, our FindLaw Answers section offers help from the online community.

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