Attorneys for Victims of Illegal Termination in California
Losing your job can be an upsetting and traumatic experience. What is even more upsetting is when your termination from your employment was wrongful and illegal. While employers have a right to make personnel changes for business purposes and in cases of poor performance, they do not have the right to wrongfully terminate an employee for inappropriate or illegal reasons. If you have been let go from your job and you suspect that it is a wrongful termination, you should speak to an experienced Los Angeles employment lawyer as soon as possible to have them review the facts of your case. At Yadegar Minoofar & Soleymani LLP, we will personally review the information surrounding your termination and advise you as to whether or not it would be worthwhile to file a claim against your employer for wrongful termination.
Retaliatory Termination in California
If you are terminated as retaliation for something you reported or witnessed, you are protected as a whistleblower against being terminated. Potential protections under whistleblower laws can include reporting a superior, reporting sexual harassment, reporting illegal conduct, and reporting unsafe working conditions. In addition, employees cannot be terminated simply because they have filed a workers’ compensation claim against their employer. In all of these situations you are protected because you have exercised your legal rights to stand up for yourself or your coworkers. If you were terminated in a retaliatory firing, you may be able to file for lost wages and punitive damages against your former employer.
Termination Due to Discrimination
Termination as the result of discrimination is also illegal. There are certain protected classes delineated by the law, and to fire an employee because they are a member of a protected class is a discriminatory termination. Protected classes include religion, race, ethnicity, gender, and national origin. Employers also cannot terminate employees based on pregnancy, disability, or age. If you were fired and you suspect that it is the result of discrimination, you should speak to an attorney as soon as possible. These cases can often be complicated, and any evidence of the true reason for your termination will erode over time. If you act quickly, you may be able to hold your employer responsible for wrongfully terminating you as a result of discrimination.
Hire a Lawyer as Soon as Possible to Represent You in Your Wrongful Termination Case
If you were fired, and you suspect that it was a wrongful or illegal termination, you need to speak to an attorney as soon as possible. Your rights against your former employer are limited by a time frame in which you need to file your claim. If you miss the deadline, you may be unable to file your claim in the future. At Yadegar Minoofar & Soleymani LLP, our experienced LA wrongful termination lawyers will help you through every step of the process to ensure that your rights are protected and that you are compensated for your illegal termination and the damages it caused you.