Wrongful Termination

Wait a Minute, What Just Happened? Was I Just Fired?

This is never a good feeling, and most of us have felt this at some point. Once the shock wears off, you need to examine whether you were fired with any legal cause, or if it’s time to find an experienced WRONGFUL TERMINATION ATTORNEY.

IRedundant Businesswoman Leaving Office With Boxf you have been unlawfully terminated or retaliated against, it is time to retain the services of a qualified wrongful termination attorney. My firm is passionate about fighting for clients who have been the victim of a wrongful termination, whether they were fired because of race, sex, national origin, opposition to some unlawful activity, or for taking family or medical leave. Our attorneys handle both individual disputes and class action lawsuits. We are very well respected, and present a formidable opponent to employers who have terminated employees without just cause. Not only will your claim be reviewed, but our extensive experience in employer violations allows our attorneys to complete a more comprehensive evaluation of your entire employment experience. Our firm is committed to seeking justice for employees that have been “wronged” by employers.

California Wrongful Termination Laws
Surprisingly enough, there is no individual law in California covering wrongful termination. Instead, a variety of state and federal statutes, along with court decisions, provide some protections for “at-will” employees. These parameters allow employees to pursue wrongful termination cases under certain circumstances.

California law follows the ” at-will ” employment doctrine, which means an employer generally is free to terminate or demote an at-will employee with or without cause. Keep in mind that there are many exceptions to the “without just cause” concept. Examples of these exceptions include, being fired or demoted because of unlawful discrimination or in retaliation for reporting safety complaints. These exceptions permit even an at-will employee to bring a legal action (claim) against his or her employer for wrongful termination.

When IS it Wrongful Termination?
The term “wrongful termination” or “wrongful discharge” means that an employer has laid off, demoted or terminated an employee for reasons that are considered illegal in the eyes of the law. The most common reasons for wrongful termination of employment are:

  • -discrimination by, race, age, national origin, sex, disability, religion, sexual orientationLabor regulation word cloud
  • -a vehicle for sexual harassment
  • -retaliation for the employee filing a complaint or claim against their employer
  • -a result of serving jury duty
  • -for taking family or medical leave
  • -for opposing an unlawful employer activity
  • -for taking pregnancy leave
  • -for requesting an accommodation
  • -for taking time to vote or for political affiliation
  • -for refusing to sign an unlawful non-compete clause, or Arbitration agreement

If you feel you are the victim of a wrongful termination, we can assess your potential case free of charge. Some employer violations may carry statutory penalties, while others may result in the employer’s payment of damages based on lost wages and other relevant expenses. There is also the possibility that punitive damages may be awarded to a terminated employee. For these reasons, it is important to have UELG review your potential legal claim, so you can be sure.

If you believe you have been fired without cause, we encourage you to contact us as soon as possible. Being subjected to a wrongful termination can be an emotional experience, as the discharge is not the result of your work related performance. Sometimes, figuring out how to get over a wrongful termination is best served by knowing your rights and possible legal remedies.

When you call, we will not only assess your potential wrongful termination case, but also probe other violations that may be occurring with your employer. Our firm is positioned to handle individual cases as well as many other employer violations, and class action litigation when deemed necessary.

Our law firm’s primary location is Southern California, but we service clients from San Diego and Los Angeles to northern California cities like San Francisco and San Jose on a consistent basis. If you have questions about the laws concerning wrongful termination, or feel you may need to sue for wrongful termination, contact our office today for a free case evaluation.

See what your employer should be doing:

California Wrongful Termination Law

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wrongful_dismissal

 

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