Although California is an employment-at-will state which means employers are generally within their rights to lay people off singly, by the dozens, hundreds or thousands to cut operating costs or for other reasons they are not required to specify, the job of our employment lawyers is to prove an unfair job termination was wrongful termination.
Behind the scenes we know many people are chosen for layoff because of characteristics that are legally protected such as age or affliction with a medical condition that company decision makers view as costly for them. When this occurs, it may be judged in court or by a mediator as employment discrimination, and that is illegal.
In the Los Angeles metropolitan area or elsewhere in California, our work attorneys and staff at the Employment Lawyers Group are here to help if you were selected for layoff in violation of state or federal laws. Our focused employment lawyers can make that determination and advise you accordingly based on decades of combined experience.
Numerous women fired or denied the right to return to work due to their pregnancies
People wrongfully terminated, selected for layoff or forced to quit because they were afflicted by cancer, another serious medical condition or a disability
Whistle blowers who were fired because they complained about illegalities their employers were involved in
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We owe our success in advocacy for California workers to total immersion in this complex legal area, a wealth of experience and a commitment to decisive action. Our lawyers thoroughly investigate each case we handle, file suit rather than relying on demand letters, and preparing for possible trial from the earliest stages.
To determine whether what you believe was an unfair termination was actually an illegal, actionable one, we must understand the circumstances. You need not take on any added financial hardship to pursue a valid claim, because our law firm provides representation on a contingency basis and handles the costs of thorough case building.
To request a consultation with a discerning, action-oriented attorney who has in-depth knowledge of all the laws covering firings and layoffs, call our wrongful termination lawyers toll free at 877-525-0700. Se habla español.
When many of our clients come to us at the Employment Lawyers Group, they have been either fired or forced to quit their jobs. Often the company has an underlying motive. Perhaps the employee had a medical condition and the employer was afraid that he or she would need to miss time from work. Perhaps the employee complained about discrimination.
I am employment law attorney Karl A. Gerber. If you were wrongfully fired or forced to quit your job, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact our employee labor lawyers to evaluate your case and answer your questions.
Our Northern California offices are in Sacramento, San Francisco, and San Jose. We take employee lawsuits in all parts of California whether you live in Stockton or the Moreno Valley.
A job termination is considered wrongful if it is done for an illegal reason, such as discrimination, or in retaliation for exercising a workplace right such as complaining your employer engaged in illegal conduct. If you were fired due to a work injury it is important that you consult a California Labor lawyer. You may have what is called a 132a retaliation case. If your work injury qualifies as a disability under the Fair Employment and Housing Act, or you were eligible for CFRA/FMLA Leave you may have a case under FEHA and/or one for wrongful termination.
Some employers attempt to sidestep the law by making workplace conditions so intolerable that the employee is forced to quit. The legal term for this is, "Constructive discharge" or constructive wrongful termination. If your employer forces you to quit, it can still be considered wrongful termination even if the employer technically did not fire you.
The law concerning what you must do to be able to quit and sue your employer is very complicated. We strongly recommend that you speak to a qualified wrongful discharge attorney to determine if you will be able to quit and sue, and what steps you must take before doing so. Call our employee attorneys at 1-877-525-0700.