California law may protect you if you have been wrongfully terminated. The immediate and natural reaction to file a complaint must be tempered with the fact that California is an “at will” employment state, meaning employees can generally be let go for any reason or no reason at all, even if the reason is dubious as long it is not for illegal reasons. There are very specific exceptions to “employment at will” rules, however, including:
- Violations of public policy, including sexual harassment and discrimination (i.e., racial discrimination,pregnancy discrimination, etc.)
- Retaliatory discharge, including whistleblower claims
- Violations of existing employment contracts
- Fraud or misrepresentation
- Firing after inducement
- Implied contracts
Gonzalez Law practices solely in the field of employment law and has helped employees across California to recover compensation, benefits, and professional standing resulting from a wrongful termination. Since California practices “at will” employment, the notion of “fairness” in an employment termination may be ambiguous. The issue in a wrongful termination claim is whether it violated a fundamental public policy such as sexual harassment, discrimination, whistleblower retaliation, or the violation of implied employment contracts that would require good cause for termination.
You have many options available if you feel that you are the victim of wrongful termination, including the filing of complaints with appropriate government agencies Based on careful investigation and application of California law, you may also have recourse to a wrongful termination lawsuit. An attorney from Gonzalez Law can evaluate your situation and make recommendations based on years of practical experience negotiating and litigating these specific types of legal actions.
Please contact the Los Angeles law offices of Gonzalez Law today to speak to an employment lawyer about your rights and options after an unjust job termination.
Contact us today for a case evaluation with no further obligation: (213) 213-2525 or info@GonzalezLawPC.com.
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