Free Wrongful Termination Case Evaluation for Orange County Employees
After being fired or laid off, you may be asking yourself, “Have I been wrongfully terminated?” If you were recently fired and are asking yourself this question, call our offices for a free consultation to find out whether you may or may not have been wrongfully terminated.
Orange County Employment Law Firm specializes in employment law and is passionately dedicated to holding employers accountable for discriminatory or unlawful actions and practices, such as wrongful termination. We have extensive experience in employment litigation and stay up to date on the latest developments in California employment law in order to best protect the rights of our clients and help them get the maximum compensation possible. When you are represented by us, you can expect easy access to your attorney and a personalized experience specifically tailored to your needs. There are no out-of-pocket costs to open a case, and there’s no fee unless we win your wrongful termination lawsuit.
What are the grounds for a wrongful termination lawsuit?
Most California employees are considered “at-will” employees. This means that employers are free to end the employment relationship at any time for nearly any reason. However, there are a number of “protected categories” for which employers MAY NOT fire an employee. These protected categories have been created through the courts, statues, and public policy in order to protect employees.
Although often complex, California’s Wrongful Termination laws tend to be very employee friendly and have been put in place to protect you. There are many reasons for which an employer may not fire an employee. More often than not, wrongful termination applies to two scenarios: (1) Discrimination; (2) Retaliation.
Discrimination is taking action against someone due to a protected class:
- Political Affiliation
- National Origin
Retaliation is the employer’s action against you after you:
- Participate in a protected activity such as requesting reasonable accommodations due to an injury or medical condition, take medical leave, take time off to vote or file a lawsuit, etc.
- File a Workers Compensation claim
- Request or take protected leave such as Maternity Leave, Medical Leave, FMLA or CFRA leave, Voting or Jury Duty.
- “Whistleblow” – Notify higher management/outside entity of illegal activities
- Protest, report or complain about discrimination, harassment (against a protected class listed above), unpaid wages/overtime, not receiving breaks, unsafe conditions or perceived
Retaliation can include, but is not limited to:
- Decrease in pay (reduction in hours)
- Disciplinary actions such as write-ups, suspension, or being placed on a Performance Improvement Plan
Call Orange County Employment Law Firm to Find Out If You Have a Wrongful Termination Claim
Orange County Employment Law Firm is dedicated to protecting the rights of California Workers. Because a Wrongful-Termination can take so many forms, it is important that you contact our office as soon as possible for a free case evaluation. We can help you determine if your termination was in fact wrongful, and to decide what your best options are moving forward from a legal perspective. If we take your case, you can trust that you will be working with a firm that puts your needs first. You’ll get a personalized experience and have easy access to your attorney and case manager. We’ll work hard to get you the maximum compensation you are owed, and IF YOU DON’T WIN, YOU DON’T PAY ANYTHING!
Our employment law firm’s office is centrally located in Irvine, so that we can readily serve clients throughout Orange County, including Irvine, Anaheim, Santa Ana, Garden Grove, Tustin, Buena Park, Newport Beach, Huntington Beach, and Yorba Linda.