Wrongful Termination in Southern California
25+ Years of Experience on Your Side
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:
- Sexual orientation
- Gender identity
- Mental disability
- Physical disability (FEHA or ADA)
- Use of family medical leave (FMLA)
- 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.