California Wrongful Termination Lawyer
If you feel like you’ve been wrongfully terminated it is crucial to know your rights under California law. It’s important to navigate this tricky area of law with a skilled attorney so you receive what you are entitled to and understand what you are protected against. If you believe you have been a victim of a wrongful dismissal you may be entitled to compensation from your employer. Our experienced lawyers can guide you through this legal issue and the processes of filing a claim for wrongful termination and provide legal advice on how to proceed.
What is Wrongful Termination?
Wrongful termination occurs when employment is fired by an employer in violation of an employee’s legal rights. There are several types of wrongful termination including discrimination, contract violations, sexual harassment and retaliation. For more information, read more on the following points and contact one of our wrongful termination lawyers today!
Is it Hard to Prove Wrongful Termination?
Wrongful termination can sometimes be hard to prove, but getting the compensation you deserve is worth it. That is why it is so important to seek legal advice and guidance from an experienced employment lawyer. Our team of wrongful termination attorneys in Los Angeles, CA utilizes an aggressive and comprehensive approach.
What Does California Employment Law Protect You Against?
Under California employment law, it is illegal for an employer to fire an employee or make any other employment decisions (such as being passed over for a promotion) for the following reasons:
- Discriminatory reasons based on race, sex, or religion
- Reasons that violate an employment contract
- Reasons that are in revenge for an employee exercising certain legal rights
In short, these laws place important limits on an employer’s ability to terminate employees. An employee fired for reasons that violate these laws may be entitled to a wrongful termination claim for lost wages, benefits and more. If you believe you have been wrongfully terminated by your employer in California, contact Davtyan Law Firm today to discuss your case with a knowledgeable employment law attorney. Our Los Angeles based lawyers are experienced and equipped to handle your wrongful termination claim.
Workplace discrimination and wrongful termination are huge problems in California. Although illegal, discrimination in the workplace happens often and many employees don’t know the extent of their rights. Fortunately, there are statutes in place that protect employees like you from wrongful termination and give those who are unjustly fired a way to get justice. Under California employment law, it is unlawful for an employer to fire an employee for discriminatory reasons or make any employment decision on the basis of one or more personality traits, known as “protected characteristics.”
What is Considered a Protected Characteristic Under California Law?
- Race, color, national origin, or ancestry
- Physical disability, mental disability, or other medical condition
- Genetic information
- Marital status
- Sex, gender, gender identity or gender expression
- Pregnancy or childbirth
- Age (for employees over the age of 40)
- Sexual orientation
- Military or veteran status
If you believe you experienced an unfair dismissal because of your membership in one or more of these protected categories, you may have a wrongful termination claim against your employer. Consult one of the experienced Los Angeles employment law attorneys at Davtyan Law Firm today to discuss your possible case.
Other Types of Claims:
Employment Contract Violations
Another type of wrongful termination in California involves termination in violation of employment contracts. If you were fired from your job in California, and you believe your termination was carried out in violation of your employment contract (which promised you job security or continued employment for a certain period of time or prohibited your employer from firing you without just cause) you may have a wrongful termination claim. Our wrongful termination lawyers have won many cases for our clients and we can help you too!
Employers are also prohibited from firing an employee for exercising his or her employment rights. A professional employment lawyer is familiar with these rights that include taking time off for qualified medical or family reasons, filing a complaint of workplace harassment or discrimination, filing a workers’ compensation claim for a workplace injury, taking time off for jury duty, or filing a complaint of illegal wage and hour practices. If you believe you have been fired for illegal reasons such as discrimination or retaliation contact our experienced attorneys today to file a wrongful termination claim.
Violation of Public Policy Claims
According to employment law, employees may not be fired for refusing to commit an illegal act, exercising a legal right or filing a complaint about being denied such a right. This is a less common, but still important type of wrongful termination and you may be entitled to compensation. When you are in need of an employment lawyer on your site, Davtyan Law is the firm for you!
Contact Davtyan Law Today for Legal Help
There are state and federal laws in place that prohibit wrongful termination in California. But many California employees who lose their jobs for unlawful reasons never get the legal help they need. If you win a California wrongful termination lawsuit, your employer may have to pay any lost wages and benefits resulting from the termination as well as your court costs and attorneys’ fees and monetary damages for any emotional distress you suffered. For help or information about your termination-related legal issue, contact the professional attorneys at Davtyan Law.