Being suddenly terminated from your employment is a difficult and unsettling experience, even in an at-will employment state such as California.
Although California law permits employers to end the employment relationship with an employee at any time and without notice, this does not mean employers can terminate an employee for any reason.
Contact us for immediate assistance with your wrongful termination case.
We are Experienced Wrongful Termination and Retaliation Lawyers Assisting Unfairly-Terminated or Disciplined Employees in California
Firing an employee or taking other adverse disciplinary actions against an employee in violation of the employee’s rights is wrongful, and the employee may have grounds to file a California wrongful termination or retaliation lawsuit.
Wrongful Reasons to Terminate or Discipline Employees in California
Terminating an employee or taking any adverse disciplinary action against an employee (such as demoting the employee or exposing the employee to harassment) for any of the following reasons may subject the employer to a wrongful termination or retaliation lawsuit:
- Discrimination: Federal and state laws prohibit employers from taking any adverse action against an employee (including termination) because of the employee’s disability, race, sex, and certain other protected classifications and characteristics.
- Implied contracts: Employers may create implied employment contracts with their employees if, for example, the employer implicitly promises not to fire the employee except for good cause. If such an implied contract exists, violating the implied contract can lead to a wrongful termination lawsuit.
- Public policy: An employer in California is prohibited from terminating an employee or taking other disciplinary action against an employee for reasons that violate public policy (such as firing an employee who will not perform an illegal act or demoting an employee for reporting a workplace safety violation to state authorities).
If you believe you may have been wrongfully terminated or fired in retaliation for reporting illegal, unethical, or unsafe activity, speak with the Workplace Rights Law Group right away for assistance.
Recovery and Damages May Be Available to California Wrongfully-Terminated Employees
Success in your Los Angeles wrongful termination or retaliatory termination lawsuit can lead to a recovery of compensation for your lost wages and any emotional harm you may have suffered.
In some cases, your employer may be ordered by the court to reinstate your employment and/or previous rate of pay. In cases of especially egregious or intentional conduct, the court may also enable you to recover punitive damages from your former employer.
Why Speak with a Los Angeles Wrongful Termination Lawyer?
Your rights to recovery following a wrongful or retaliatory termination in Los Angeles must be exercised promptly after your employment has ended.
Uncovering the reason for your termination may take time and tenacity, so it is important to retain the services of an experienced and dedicated wrongful termination law firm who will aggressively fight to protect your rights and see to it that your employer is made to account for the harm he or she caused to you by wrongfully terminating your employment.