Protecting Your Rights After a Wrongful Termination in California

July 11, 2024 Rager & Yoon Wrongful Termination

Experiencing a wrongful termination can be a devastating blow, leaving you with not only emotional distress but also financial uncertainty. In California, employees are protected by robust labor laws that prohibit employers from terminating employment for discriminatory reasons or in violation of public policy. If you believe you have been wrongfully terminated, it’s crucial to understand your rights and take action promptly. Whether you’ve faced discrimination, retaliation, breach of contract, or another violation, consulting with a knowledgeable wrongful termination lawyer in Los Angeles can provide clarity and a path forward.

Understanding Wrongful Termination

Wrongful termination occurs when an employer fires an employee for reasons that violate state or federal laws, contractual agreements, or public policy. In California, examples of wrongful termination include:

  • Discrimination: Termination based on race, gender, age, disability, pregnancy, religion, or other protected characteristics.
  • Retaliation: Firing an employee in retaliation for whistleblowing, reporting illegal activities, or exercising their legal rights.
  • Breach of Contract: Firing an employee violating an employment contract or implied promises of job security.
  • Violation of Public Policy: Termination that goes against fundamental state or federal public policy, such as refusing to engage in illegal activities.

Steps to Protect Your Rights

Document Everything: Keep records of performance evaluations, emails, memos, and any communications related to your employment and termination.

Consult with a Wrongful Termination Lawyer: It’s essential to seek legal advice from a skilled wrongful termination lawyer who understands California employment law. At Rager & Yoon – Employment Lawyers, we protect employees’ rights and advocate for fair treatment in the workplace. Take advantage of our free consultation to discuss your case and understand your legal options. Call us at 310-527-6994 to schedule your appointment.

File a Complaint: Depending on the circumstances, you may need to file a complaint with the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) or the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) before pursuing legal action.

Consider Legal Action: If negotiations or administrative remedies do not resolve the issue, your lawyer can help you file a wrongful termination lawsuit to seek compensation for lost wages, benefits, emotional distress, and possibly reinstatement.

Why Choose Rager & Yoon – Employment Lawyers

At Rager & Yoon – Employment Lawyers, we are dedicated to fighting for justice for employees who have been wrongfully terminated. With our extensive experience and deep understanding of California employment law, we strive to achieve the best possible outcomes for our clients. Your rights matter, and we are here to protect them.

If you have been wrongfully terminated and need legal assistance, don’t hesitate to contact us today at 310-527-6994 for a free consultation with a knowledgeable wrongful termination lawyer in Los Angeles.

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