Working is something that most of us do so we can make a living and support our families. We also work so we have a sense of purpose. Losing a job can be a painful experience and it can put the livelihood of you and your family in danger. Worse, if you lost your job and you believe you’ve been wrongfully terminated or discriminated against, you may wonder if you have any recourse.
Being terminated from a job for reasons that are out of your control can leave you feeling powerless, but we want you to know that you have options. At Rager & Yoon – Employment Lawyers, we can provide you with experienced wrongful termination attorneys in Pasadena.
We want you to know that discrimination in the workplace is wrong and against federal and California state laws. If you believe you’ve been terminated for any of the following reasons, please seek legal advice on what you should do next:
- Sexual Orientation
If an employer terminates an employee that is part of a protected class of people, they could face serious legal trouble. If you are let go for any of the reasons listed above, not only will you suffer financially, but emotionally as well.
Your employer could be on the line for your lost wages and benefits, court and legal costs, as well as punitive and emotional damages.
If you had a written or implied contract with an employer and they terminated you before the end of the agreed upon time, or violated the contract in another way, then you have to right to seek compensation for your losses based on wrongful termination and breach of contract. Employees depend on their employers upholding their end of a contract if the contract is violated, it can jeopardize their livelihood.
Terminated After Disciplinary Action
Most companies have policies in place that outline what happens when an employee is written up for violations of company policy. If the policy says that employees are allowed two or three written warnings, but you were terminated after a single verbal or written warning, then you could bring a wrongful termination suit against the company.
What To Do
If you have been fired from a company for reasons that were out of your control and you believe you shouldn’t have been let go, you may need a wrongful termination attorney in Pasadena. Whether you believe you were discriminated against, a company violated a contract or were treated unfairly in a disciplinary process, you may be eligible for compensation beyond lost wages. Even if you work at a company or in an area with an “at-will” relationship between employees and employers, you still have the right to be treated fairly in the workplace. Our experienced attorneys will sit with you to go over your options so that you can make an informed decision moving forward. You can contact us at Rager & Yoon – Employment Lawyers by clicking here or calling us at 310-527-6994.
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