California employees are protected from wrongful termination by state and federal laws. Even though most California employment is “at will,” employers must adhere to legal guidelines when terminating an employee. A Los Angeles wrongful termination attorney can help explain wrongful termination, which is a broad term that embraces a wide variety of situations and circumstances. If you feel that you were wrongfully terminated from your job, you may seek legal representation to hold your employer accountable and responsible for their actions. The dedicated employment attorneys at Grey Law have more than 25 years of experience successfully representing clients in Los Angeles and throughout California. Do not let your employer take advantage of you. Grey Law offers a complimentary consultation to discuss your wrongful termination case. You can schedule an appointment by calling Grey Law at 1-800-GREY-LAW.
What is Wrongful Termination for “At Will” Employees?
It is unlawful for employers to terminate “at will” employees for many reasons, including the following:
- Age discrimination – employees may not be terminated because of age, although there are specific circumstances that apply
- Sexual orientation – sexual orientation is a protected area
- Gender – females and males are equal under the law
- Disability – physical or other disability
- Religious affiliation – religion may not be considered for termination
- Political affiliation – employees are free to affiliate with the political group of their choice
- National origin – employees are protected no matter where they are from
- Race – it is illegal to discharge an employee because of their race
- Many other areas may qualify for wrongful termination
Contact Los Angeles wrongful termination lawyers at Grey Law for a free consultation to discuss your situation. Damages may be available to you.
What Damages May Be Available for a Wrongful Termination Case?
Former employers may be liable for damages for wrongful termination in California. Damages may include various forms of compensation, including:
- Wages that were lost due to the termination
- Benefits that were lost
- In some instances such as retaliation or unlawful discrimination, attorney fees, emotional distress and punitive damages may be available
- Speak to your attorney to determine the damages that are applicable in your case.
Contact a Los Angeles Wrongful Termination Lawyer for a Complimentary Case Evaluation:
Employers who take advantage of their employees must be held accountable for their actions. In some cases punitive damages may be available. Do not delay – time is always of the essence in legal matters. To schedule your free case review, contact Grey Law, located at 6100 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, by calling 1-800-GREY-LAW.