Wrongful Termination in Southern California

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Wrongful termination refers to the situation where an employer has fired or laid off an employee in a manner which violates the employee’s legal rights. Wrongful termination can happen in various ways, but they all must be proven that the dismissal is a violation of one or more state or federal employment laws.

Our Irvine employment law attorney at The Law Offices of Thomas E. Rockett, III can investigate your claim, gather evidence, and develop an effective legal strategy to obtain the justice you deserve. With more than decades of experience, we possess a comprehensive understanding of your rights, as well as state and federal employment laws. Do not hesitate to let us help you secure damages for your losses.

What is an At Will Employee?

If you believe that you were wrongfully terminated by your employer, the first thing to determine is whether or not you were an “at will” employee. At will employees can be discharged or terminated at any time, for any given, legal reason. Even though you can check your offer letter, employment contract, or other human resources documents for information regarding your status, this information is typically not available. An experienced employment attorney can find out that information for you and take the necessary legal action.

Common examples of wrongful termination include:

  • Race
  • Age
  • Gender
  • Religion
  • Sexual orientation
  • Gender identity
  • Pregnancy
  • Mental disability
  • Physical disability (FEHA or ADA)
  • Use of family medical leave (FMLA)
  • Retaliation
  • National origin
  • Political affiliation

Let Our Irvine Employment Lawyer Protect Your Rights

In California, a wrongfully terminated employee is entitled to recover past and future lost wages and benefits, as well as emotional distress and punitive damages. In addition, attorney’s fees and costs are also recoverable, which means you have nothing to lose if we can prove you were wrongfully fired or laid off. Let us help you get your life back on track.

Contact us and request a free case evaluation today.