Irvine Wrongful Termination Lawyer
Irvine Wrongful Termination Lawyer
Supporting Victims of Wrongful Termination in California
Being fired from your job can be overwhelming, especially if you know that you weren’t fired because of a performance-related issue. Under California employment law you have the right to not be wrongfully terminated. If you were fired for a reason that goes against employment laws, you may have grounds for filing a California wrongful termination claim.
Examples of Wrongful Termination
There are several types of termination that can be qualified as “wrongful.” Some of the most common examples of wrongful termination include:
Termination Based on Discrimination
If you were fired because of your race, age, sexual orientation, gender, religion, nationality or disability, you most likely have a wrongful termination claim based on discrimination. As an employee you have the right and the expectation (as protected by law) to not face discrimination in the workplace. If you believe that your employer fired you as an act of discrimination, call Harris Grombchevsky today at (888) 427-8064 to discuss your situation.
Termination Based on Retaliation
In some cases an employer may fire you as an act of retaliation against you for something you may have done. If your employer fired you in response to a legitimate work concern or performance issue, this does not qualify as retaliation. Examples of retaliation termination could include:
- If you recently reported an unsafe work environment to OSHA or another government agency and your employer fired you in response
- If your employer fired you after you participated in a government investigation into the company
- If you were fired after exercising your rights to use PTO or family medical leave
Termination Related to Harassment
Termination based on harassment can take several forms. For example, if you were in a relationship with a manager at the company you worked for, but you were fired after that relationship came to an end, there’s a chance you were illegally terminated in retaliation for that relationship ending. Other examples of workplace harassment termination may include you being fired after speaking up about offensive workplace behavior including sexual harassment or racist behavior.
Termination in Violation of Contract
If you were fired in violation of an employment agreement that you signed at the time of your hiring, you may also have grounds for filing a wrongful termination claim. Most workplaces are required to designate under what circumstances an employee may be let go, and if they fire you for a reason outside of those stated causes, you may have been wrongfully terminated.
How To Prove Wrongful Termination
In order to win a wrongful termination case, you will need to be able to prove one of the following:
- That you were fired in violation of either federal or state anti-discrimination laws
- That you were fired in violation of your employment agreement (written or oral)
- That you were fired as a result of complaining about sexual harassment, discrimination, etc. as an act of retaliation
- That you were fired for being a “whistleblower” or reporting workplace violations
Proving that you were wrongfully terminated can be difficult without a professional wrongful termination lawyer on your side. If you’re ready to file a claim, call (888) 427-8064 today to get started.
What To Do If You Are Fired “For Cause”
In some situations your employer may terminate you, but give a specific reason for why you are being fired. This is what it means to be fired “for cause.” While being fired for cause is legal if you are an “at-will” employee, just because your boss gives a reason for firing you doesn’t mean that you automatically don’t have grounds for a wrongful termination claim. In some cases employers may lie about the actual reason for firing an employee. If you and your attorney are able to prove that your employer actually fired you for reasons that violate employment laws, even though they claimed it was because you couldn’t meet the position requirements, you may have grounds for a wrongful termination case.
Get Help Filing a Wrongful Termination Claim Today!
By hiring a wrongful termination lawyer in Irvine, you can ensure that your rights are protected from beginning to end. The team at Harris Grombchevsky offers over 20 years of legal experience and can help you fight for justice. Don’t wait! Get started with your termination claim today.
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