If you are here today because you think you have been wrongfully terminated by your employer, we strongly encourage you to seek legal assistance immediately. At The Rager Law Firm, our knowledgeable and experienced wrongful termination attorneys thoroughly understand these cases. We will investigate your claims and work to secure any compensation you may be entitled to. Whether you have been terminated for discriminatory reasons, retaliation, or something else, we are ready to help.
California is an “at-will” employment state, which generally means the employer has a right to hire and fire a person for any reason. However, there are often times when a person loses their job because of discrimination, retaliation, or other illegal reason as defined by state or federal law.
Discrimination: One of the main reasons a person is wrongfully terminated is due to discrimination. According to the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH), there are strong protections in place to shield any worker from discrimination based on the following:
California also provides strong protections for workers against discrimination based on their sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.
Any worker who is fired for discrimination based on any of the above factors has been wrongfully terminated and should pursue a claim against their employer.
Retaliation: Workers in California are also protected from termination due to retaliation by their employer for the following:
Violations of public policy: There are a variety of laws in place to protect employees, and workers cannot be terminated for participating in the following:
Violation of company written policy: There are times when an employer bypasses company disciplinary policies, such as written and verbal warnings, and terminates an employee. This is a violation of an agreed-upon contract.
Below are some important questions you can ask yourself to help you determine whether or not you have been wrongfully terminated.
If you can answer yes to any of these questions you need the help of an attorney now.
By now we already know that federal laws prohibit employees from being fired due to reasons like their age, gender, race, etc. There are also some states that forbid discrimination on the basis of identity or sexuality.
Laws don’t just protect against firing on the basis of discrimination it also forbid harassment on any individual. Offensive remarks about an employee’s race or gender do constitute harassment. Should any comments go beyond teasing and isolated incidents are a sign of creating a hostile work environment. If any of the following are true, you may have a harassment wrongful termination case on your hands.
If you answered yes to any or all the questions above you have a valid wrongful termination claim. You could be entitled to compensation or even reinstatement of your job. The Rager Law Firm will assign the most experienced and knowledgeable attorney to your case. From there, our lawyers will discuss your situation, investigate what options may be available to you and the best course of action moving forward.
If an employer has wrongfully terminated you or somebody you care about, contact a skilled and experienced attorney today. At The Rager Law Firm, we are going to put the full resources of our firm on your case in order to secure any compensation you are entitled to. This can include:
Get help today when you call us. We fight on your behalf for justice, fair treatment, and the compensation you deserve. Don’t wait to file a claim, act now to give yourself the best chances of successful results.
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