Getting fired is a traumatic event, particularly when you feel the reason for the firing is unjust. The wronged employee, understandably, often feels a temptation to “vent”–to tell his supervisor what he really thinks of him, or to send a company-wide e-mail railing against all the injustices the employee believes exist at the company. The employee may even write a scathing e-mail (or, worse yet, post an entry on “Facebook”) lambasting the people in power at the company and “exposing” their evil motives.
If you find yourself the victim of an unjust firing, please resist the temptation to “vent.” Thomas Jefferson once said, “When angry, count ten before you speak, if very angry, count a hundred.” Keep this maxim in mind. Any rantings against your employer that you leave in your wake, whether oral or written, can be used against you to paint you as a disgruntled employee. Don’t give your employer this ammunition to use against you.
If you feel your employer has wrongfully discharged you, hold off on firing any “parting shots” until you speak with an experienced employment lawyer.