If you have been wrongfully terminated by your employer, a wrongful termination attorney can help. Wrongful termination laws are in place to protect employees from being treated unfairly from employers. Wrongful termination includes firing employees based on:
- medical reasons, or
- breach of contract.
If you have been wrongfully terminated for any of the reasons above, you may have a wrongful termination claim. Our wrongful termination lawyers can help you sue your employer and get you compensated for damages. Call us at 818-254-8413 for a free case evaluation.
Grounds For Wrongful Termination
Unlawful causes for termination consist of firing due to discrimination, firing an employee as a manner of harassment, violating labor laws, or firing employees in retaliation of complaints against the employer. If your employer fired you due to discrimination, breach of contract, medical reasons, or retaliation, you can sue your employer for wrongful termination.
Wrongful Termination Cases
Wrongful termination lawyers consider many details when evaluating a wrongful termination claim and will pursue evidence to prove that the termination was illegal. Here at Consumer Action Law Group, our experienced wrongful termination attorney can sue your employer and get you compensated. Here are some issues that our employment lawyers handle.
1. Employment Contracts & Employee Handbook Violations
Your employer has to follow the clauses stated in the employment contract/employee handbook. The contract /handbook should list specific reasons when your employer can fire you. This means that your employer cannot fire you unless you have breached the terms of your contract /handbook.
Wrongful termination attorneys at Consumer Action Law Group can work with you to go over your contract. They will determine if the reason for your termination was within the scope of the contract.
2. Differential Treatment
If your employer states that performance issues are your reason for termination, our attorneys will find out if your employer fired other employees for the same reason. If they were not fired for the same reasons, we will investigate to find evidence suggesting that the employer treated you differently based on discriminating factors such as ethnicity, gender, or disability.
This will show that the employer terminated your employment unlawfully. It will also aid in the process of suing for wrongful termination.
3. Wrongfully Terminated in Retaliation & Whistleblower Claims
Sometimes, employers may participate in illegal activity or encourage you to engage in one. Even asking you to do something illegal is against the law. If your employer fired you or is threatening your employment for reporting or refusing to do the wrongdoing, contact our employment lawyers to sue your employer.
4. Termination Based on Your Medical Condition or Medical Leave
Employers cannot fire someone for their medical condition. This includes taking leave for medical reasons. If you were terminated after taking a leave for medical reasons or due to a disability, you may have been wrongfully terminated.
For example, if a worker lifts heavy objects on a regular basis and the doctor advised against lifting heavy objects for the recovery period, the employer should not force the worker to lift heavy objects or fire them for not lifting the boxes.
It is unlawful for an employer to fire you for a disability or for previous medical history. Wrongful termination due to illness is also grounds for a wrongful termination lawsuit. If you were let go or impeded from employment or while employed, contact our wrongful termination attorney to discuss your case. We will be able to assess your situation and help you with the next step.
Sexual Harassment at Work
Another type of illegal employer practice is sexual harassment in the workplace. Sexual harassment in the workplace is a type of unwanted visual, physical, or verbal approach or contact that is of sexual nature. It can be harassment that is based on an individual’s sex that can be persistent, persuasive, or severe and affects the work environment or causes a hostile work environment.
Sexual harassment in the workplace could include acts such as:
- Commenting on a person’s outfit, appearance, behavior, body or personal romantic relationships,
- Making sexual implications or jokes that have a sex-based undertone,
- Asking for dates or sexual favors,
- Spreading rumors in regard to an individual’s sexual life,
- Threatening an individual for rejecting or sexual advances,
- Impeding or blocking someone’s movement,
- Inappropriately touching someone’s body or clothing,
- Stroking, patting, hugging, kissing or groping,
- Displaying derogatory facial expressions or gestures in a sexual way, and
- Following someone without consent.
If you have experienced any of the above by your employer or co-workers, consult with our employment attorneys to see what your options are. The consultation is free.
Other Illegal Employer Practices
Other illegal employer practices include not being paid properly. This includes not being paid at a rate that matches at least the State minimum wage or being paid mistakenly as a 1099 independent contractor or as an hourly.
Speak With a Wrongful Termination Attorney – Free Case Evaluation
If you have been wrongfully terminated due to retaliation, medical reasons, breach of contract, or discrimination, our wrongful termination attorneys can help you file a lawsuit against the employer, help you return to work after being terminated, and get you compensated. Our employment attorneys can also file a lawsuit for other illegal employment practices such as sexual harassment or improper pay.
Wrongful termination laws are in place to create a secure work environment and protect your rights as an employee. Our lawyers for wrongful termination in California take wrongful termination cases seriously.
Call us during our office hours at 818-254-8413 to speak with our employment attorney to see if you have a case. We offer a free case evaluation.