Inland Empire Wrongful Termination Attorney:
California is an “at will” state, which means that an employee can be terminated for a practically limitless number of reasons. However, an employee may not be fired for participating in legal activities. If you believe you were fired from your place of employment illegally, you may pursue compensation - and in many circumstances, reinstatement. Inland Empire Employment Lawyers Fernandez & Lauby have a successful track record representing thousands of clients over the past 15 years. We offer a free consultation to discuss your case and review your options. To schedule your appointment, call us at 888-959-8508.
Under What Circumstances is it Illegal to Fire an Employee in California?
Employers may not legally terminate an employee under the following circumstances:
- In retaliation for participating in a whistleblower action
- For participating in union activities
- In cases where the employee is fired for discrimination for race, religion, color, national origin
- In cases where the employee is fired for sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, age, medical condition, other
- Retaliation for various situations, including:
- Family medical leave
- Worker’s compensation application
- Other - this is merely a brief review - it is advisable to obtain the opinion of a licensed California attorney
Are There Other Circumstances When an Employee May Not be Fired?
The answer is yes. There are numerous situations that prohibit an employer from firing the employee.
- For example, if you agree to specific terms with your employer and previously signed a contract, your employer may be bound to those terms
- Collective bargaining agreements - these terms may state the terms under which you may and may not be terminated
- Other - ask your attorney
What Type of Compensation May Be Available for Wrongful Termination?
- Lost earnings from the date of termination at a comparable or increased rate
- Emotional pain and suffering
- Benefits of equal value until you are employed again
- Benefits may include insurance (health, life, retirement, etc.)
- Attorney’s fees may be recoverable
- Other - ask your attorney
Contact an Inland Empire Employment Attorney at Fernandez & Lauby for a Complimentary Consultation:
If you were wrongfully terminated it is highly advisable to obtain legal counsel to explore your options. Compensation may be available - and in many cases, the wrongfully terminated employee is rehired with increased and improved benefits. The Law Firm of Fernandez & Lauby offers a complimentary consultation in which you can discuss your case with an experienced employment attorney. No fees are paid in contingency cases unless we settle or otherwise favorably resolve your case. To schedule your appointment, call us at 888-959-8508.