Individuals lose their jobs all the time. In some cases, this is due to the job performance of the employee, perhaps from tardiness, excessive absences, or poor job performance. In other cases, a reduction in the workforce results in job losses. However, there are times when the termination of an employee rises to the level of a violation of employment law.
At The Rager Law Offices, we are here to help if you need an Anaheim wrongful termination attorney. We have extensive experience handling employment law cases throughout the state of California, and we understand what it takes to help clients recover justice and compensation for what happened to them.
How do wrongful termination cases arise in Anaheim?
Wrongful termination cases arise in a wide variety of ways throughout Anaheim and California. Often, we discover that an employee is terminated because of some type of discrimination. The information available from the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) shows that discrimination based on certain characteristics of an employee will be considered illegal. This includes termination based on a person’s:
- Genetic Information
- National Origin
- Pregnancy status
- Sexual Harassment
There are also a variety of other reasons that a termination could become wrongful. This can include employer retaliation for various actions that an employee may take in the workplace, including the following:
- Reporting incidents of sexual harassment or discrimination, whether against themselves or other workers
- Reporting unsafe working conditions
- Participating in or becoming a witness in investigations by state or federal agencies against the employer
- Refusing to participate in illegal or fraudulent activities or reporting these activities
- Discovering unequal pay between women and men in the workplace and reporting the discrepancy
Finally, wrongful terminations often occur as a result of direct violations of public policy. This can include terminating an employee because they asked for leave allowable under state or federal law, taking time off to vote or perform jury duty, serving in the military reserve or National Guard, or asking for accommodations for a disability.
Types of compensation available for Anaheim wrongful termination cases
There may be various types of compensation available to those who have been wrongfully terminated in Anaheim and throughout California. At The Rager Law Offices, our attorneys work diligently to recover complete compensation so we can help our clients move forward in these situations. Some of this compensation can include:
- Lost wages or benefits as a result of the termination
- Emotional distress damages
- Court costs and legal fees
- Possible punitive damages against an employer
Contact an Anaheim wrongful termination attorney today
If you have been wrongfully terminated from your job in the Anaheim area, you need to speak to a lawyer as soon as possible. At The Rager Law Offices, our team is standing by to help if you need a wrongful termination attorney. We have extensive experience investigating complex employment law cases throughout the state of California. We refuse to back down from aggressive employers, and we have no problem taking a case all the way to trial if necessary to ensure that you are treated fairly. You can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling us at 310-527-6994.