Losing a job is never easy for an employee, especially when the employer has an unlawful motive for the termination. If you have just lost a job under what you believe to be improper circumstances, you may have legal rights which protect you against the wrongful termination. You may benefit from consulting with an employee rights attorney to learn whether the termination of your employment was unlawful and, if so, what remedies and courses of action may be available.
I have dedicated much of my career as an employee rights attorney to representing employees who have been unlawfully terminated. I have successfully represented several hundred wrongfully terminated employees. If you believe that you have been wrongfully terminated, my law firm may be able to provide you the representation which you need. Contact me to discuss whether your rights against an unlawful termination may have been violated.
When Is A Termination Wrongful?
Wrongful termination is an umbrella term covering many kinds of improper conduct by an employer that leads to the loss of a job. Some situations and reasons for termination of employment may seem unfair, but that does not necessarily mean they are illegal or a viable cause for a lawsuit. However, many reasons that an employer may have to terminate an employee are unlawful.
A termination might be unlawful if the employer has an unlawful motive for terminating an employee, including such motives as the following:
- The employer terminates the employee because the employee has disclosed information to a governmental authority which the employee has reasonable cause to believe discloses a legal violation.
- The employer terminates the employee because of the employee's race, gender, age, disability, religion, national origin or sexual orientation.
- The employer terminates the employee to retaliate against the employee for complaining to the employer regarding what the employee reasonably believes to be a legal violation.
- The employer terminates the employee for refusing to engage in sexual relations.
Using my over 20 years of experience protecting the rights of employees, I am able to analyze the facts of an employee's employment matter and determine whether the employee has a legitimate claim for an unlawful termination under the law.
Know Your Legal Rights Against Wrongful Termination
Many workers who believe that they are "at-will" believe that they can be fired for any reason. That is not true. If you feel you have been wrongfully terminated, a wide spectrum of laws exist which may protect your rights. Call an employee rights lawyer to learn whether you have legal rights which have been violated.
Since I focus exclusively on representing employees in a wide array of employment matters, I keep up-to-date on the evolving California and federal laws that safeguard employees. This enables me to offer competent, focused representation. In every litigation case I take in which I represent an employee in a lawsuit, I work on a contingency fee basis, which means that I don't charge attorney fees unless and until the employee receives compensation for the wrongs that the employee has suffered.
If you think you might have a wrongful termination claim, contact me today.