Since Beau was fired in October, he's discovered a lot of evidence that indicates wrongful termination. We live in a state with at-will employment laws, but his former employer has a termination policy that was not followed. Furthermore, there's a lot of evidence that undermines their stated reason for firing.
So he's talking to an employment lawyer to make a case for severance pay. Based on their stated policy for severance, he should be eligible for more than $30,000 in severance pay. We're pretty sure they trumped up a safety violation to avoid paying that out.
The lawyer thinks he has a good case. Obviously the lawyer will get a high percentage of that severance pay if we win, but getting just $15,000 would be worth it.