Some of the most complex and financially sizable employment lawsuits center on allegations of wrongful termination. Plaintiffs (the employees) in these cases range from restaurant servers and factory workers to high-level executives making six or even seven-figure salaries. Wrongful termination actions also cover a broad spectrum of employee rights abuses.
At the Employment Lawyers Group we have achieved many significant recoveries for people who were fired illegally. We have also helped people obtain compensation after being forced to quit due to intolerable work conditions and those whose employment contracts were violated.
There are many issues to consider if you believe you were unlawfully terminated from your job. Because our unlawful job terminations lawyers have handled more than 1,580 job termination lawsuits, chances are they have dealt with the same type of issues you suffer from. Call our lawyers for wrongful termination case inquiries at 1-877-525-0700.
California, like nearly all other U.S. states, is an employment-at-will state, which means most workers can be fired at any time without being given a specific reason unless the real reason for employment dismissal can be proven to be in violation of federal or state laws.
There are also laws in place that prohibit workplace discrimination and retaliation against workers for filing lawful claims or reporting illegal workplace activity. It is illegal to fire an employee because of race, national origin, age, disability and certain other protected characteristics. Generally speaking, employees cannot be legally fired nor denied the opportunity to return to work due to pregnancy, disability, a work injury, or a serious medical condition. CLICK HERE for our workers compensation page if your employer refused to reinstate you to employment following a work injury, or you were fired in retaliation for a work injury.
California statutes extend certain stronger and more comprehensive protections than those provided by federal laws. Our successful experiences using California employment law to benefit our employee clients extends to groundbreaking cases involving discrimination based on sexual orientation, sexual harassment, employees being forced to quit, age discrimination, and a range of medical conditions.
You may also have a valid legal claim if you were fired or not allowed to return to work after taking leave for jury duty, military service, to recover from a crime against you, or because you refused to work without all employment wages being paid to you.
Discuss Options With A Respected California Wrongful Termination Attorney
Determining whether you were fired illegally requires careful examination of the facts of your case. This type of litigation is a clear focus for our firm, and we can help in this traumatic and uncertain time. From offices in Gardena, downtown Los Angeles, and Sherman Oaks (for Los Angeles County), Oxnard, Bakersfield, Tustin, San Diego, and Riverside, Karl Gerber and our staff employee rights lawyers represent employees statewide, throughout California. We charge no upfront fees and often recover payment of attorney fees from the employer along with other damages.