Frequently Ask Questions
Understanding Your Rights
In California, wrongful termination occurs whenever an employee is fired for an illegal reason. If this happens, the former employee has the right to sue for wrongful termination to recover damages. The most common grounds for wrongful termination claims are discrimination based upon race, religion, national origin, disability, medical condition, marital status, sex, gender, pregnancy, gender expression, age, sexual orientation, or military and veteran status, sexual harassment, medical leave retaliation, and whistleblower.
If you feel you have been Unfairly Fired, do the following two actions as soon as possible: seek legal advice and preserve all relevant evidence for your case. Keep as much documentation as possible, such as emails and messages.
TAKE ACTION NOW! Wrongful termination lawsuits are subject to the statute of limitations and deadlines. DO NOT WAIT ANY LONGER!
It is a good idea to schedule a free initial consultation if you are interested in learning more about your potential wrongful termination case. Get the information and legal answers you need by calling (949) 556-3677 to schedule a free case evaluation with an employment lawyer today.
Yes, if your employer wrongfully terminated you, you can sue them.
In California, both the employer and employee can end the working relationship at any time and without notice, as an "at will" state.
However, if your employer fires you for illegal reasons, you have the right to file a wrongful termination claim.
There are two options if you decide to file a wrongful termination lawsuit: to settle outside of court or to take it to court.
A free consultation with an employment law firm like ours is the best first step for any case.
Proving wrongful termination requires strong evidence like emails, witness statements, text messages, performance reviews, recorded meetings, and more.
Wrongful termination cases can be difficult to prove if you wait too long. Former employees, paperwork, and records may become lost.
If you lack evidence, do not give up!
The strength of your case will be evaluated by our employment attorneys in your Free Consultation Call.
You can bring a lawsuit right away.
Please, keep in mind that wrongful termination lawsuits are subject to the statute of limitations and deadlines, which is usually two years.
The earlier you file the lawsuit, the better your chances of having the evidence and witnesses required. A wrongful termination case can be hard to track down if you wait too long.
If you believe you were UNFAIRLY FIRED, you are probably wondering whether you have a strong case, claim, or lawsuit for wrongful termination.
Just to be safe, do the following two actions as soon as possible:
Preserve all relevant evidence for your case: take detailed notes about the situation, including dates, people involved, etc. Sending yourself copies of emails and documents is a good practice to ensure that you will have access to the information in the future.
Seek legal advice: contact an employment attorney/law firm to discuss your options.
As part of your initial consultation, your employment lawyer will analyze the strength of your case.
To prove a case of wrongful termination, the fired worker generally has to show that the employer's stated reason for the discharge was false and that the termination was for an illegal reason. That illegal reason is generally unlawful retaliation, discrimination, a breach of contract, or a violation of public policy.
If you feel you have been treated unfairly at work, call us and ask to speak with one of our employment lawyers. We speak Spanish and English, and so do our lawyers.
Understanding your rights is essential to determine if you were wrongfully terminated.
Get the information and legal answers you need by calling (949) 556-3677 to schedule a free case evaluation with an employment lawyer today.
Have you been fired from your employment and you believe it is unfair?
If you feel that you have been treated unfairly at work, call us and ask to speak with one of our employment lawyers. We speak Spanish and English, and so do our lawyers.
Understanding your rights is essential to determine if you were wrongfully terminated. To learn more about your rights, speak with an experienced employment law attorney today (949) 556-3677