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Wrongful Termination Lawyers

When wrongful termination occurs, it can have a dramatic impact on the livelihood of an individual or family. Whether the occupation was your primary source of income or not, the unfair loss of a job can be devastating. Not all terminations are justified, or legal, but seeking legal representation with a wrongful termination lawyer is a step towards healing work environments. 

When faced with illegal termination, you have two options; move on and allow the unfair treatment to continue within your former workplace, or seek justice with a wrongful termination attorney who is determined to make a change for you and your fellow co-workers. If you have evidence that supports a wrongful termination claim, don’t hesitate to call the attorneys at Employment Law Assist. A list of reasons your employer can not terminate your employment can include the following:

  • Physical or mental disabilities
  • Age
  • Race
  • Gender
  • Sexual orientation/identity
  • Religion
  • Military status
  • Political beliefs
  • Whistleblower status
  • Reporting of Sexual Harassment
  • Use of Family Medical Leave or Pregnancy
  • Being a victim of abuse or stalking
  • Discussing income or workplace conditions
  • Filing a safety complaint
  • Avoiding Severance Pay
  • Making a reasonable request for accommodations
  • Filing a worker’s compensation claim
  • Violations of the WARN Act (requiring notice before mass layoffs)
  • Termination without cause in a situation with an implied contract

California Wrongful Termination

It is worth mentioning that in California, you are protected from any unlawful discrimination by the Fair Employment and Housing Act, also known as FEHA. The FEHA provides an extensive list of reasons why an employee may not be terminated from their employment, which includes some of those listed above. 

In addition, as a California resident, regardless of your immigration status, you are protected by state employment laws. In other words, it is illegal to discriminate against an employee or worker due to national origin or background. Federal laws and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission protect the rights of Californians much like all Americans.

If you have reason to believe that you are a victim of wrongful termination, you may be entitled to either reinstatement, financial compensation or both. The wrongful termination attorneys at Employment Law Assist will listen to you and evaluate your case, investigate the legal ramifications of your employer’s actions, then recommend a strategic plan to address the termination immediately.

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Common Wrongful Termination Questions

To establish a wrongful termination case, some type of unlawful activity has to occur as the reason for termination. Employers who violate an employment contract or breach California’s laws surrounding employee rights may be liable for wrongful termination.

At times, employees who quit or resign may also be eligible for compensation similar to employees who were wrongfully terminated. In these cases, the employer attempts to create unreasonable working conditions, or does things that push the employee to resign. Employers will make these attempts to get rid of employees, under the mistaken belief that they are protected from liability if the employee resigns rather than be fired. 

The difficulty of your wrongful termination lawsuit will vary based on your situation. Based on what you can provide our wrongful termination lawyers, we will build the strongest case possible to recover compensation for the stress, uncertainty, and hardship you have faced.  Talk to one of our employment attorneys today to  see if we can help get you compensated.

Since California is an “at-will” state, employers can lawfully terminate their employees for any reason, no reason and sometimes even a mistaken reason. However, there are exceptions to California’s “at-will” provision. In order to establish whether a termination was wrongful, the first step is to investigate the true reason an employee was fired. Oftentimes, employers will disclose their reason for termination. However, an employer’s stated reason, at times, may not be the real reason an employee is terminated. If the termination was due to a protected reason under the “at-will” provision, proving that reason will prove that the termination was wrongful. Talk to one of our employment attorneys today to see if we can help determine if you’ve been wrongfully terminated. 

If you were wrongfully terminated due to false accusations, you may be eligible for compensation. If you can find supporting evidence that your former employer wrongfully terminated you because of illegitimate claims, they may be accountable. In situations where an employer could have easily debunked the fallacy, there may be sufficient reason for wrongful termination attorneys to take on your case.

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