Employment in California is “at will”, which means you can get fired at any time and for any reason. However, both federal and state laws provide employees with certain protections against being let go – and if employers use these reasons to fire employees, they can be sued for wrongful termination. If your employer has wrongfully terminated you from your job, contact your Anaheim wrongful termination attorney at 818-610-8800 for a free, initial consultation.
There are many reasons why an employer can fire an employee, and each case is different, with varying reasons for dismissal. In California, you cannot be fired for discrimination against protected characteristics, in violation of a written or oral contract (for example a contract that says you are guaranteed work for one year, but you get fired after two months), or as retaliation for exercising your workers’ rights.
Certain characteristics are protected by both Federal and State laws. These cannot be used as the reason for firing an employee, and are:
If you are covered by any of these characteristics, and your employer has fired you because of this, contact your Anaheim wrongful termination lawyer at JML Law at 818-610-8800 for a confidential discussion about we can bring a wrongful termination lawsuit to your former employer.
California law also makes it illegal for an employer to fire or penalize their employees for exercising their rights to time off for work. If you have been fired for taking any of the following types of leave off, you may be able to sue for wrongful dismissal:
In California, it is also illegal for your employer to fire you for the following reasons:
If you have been fired for any of these reasons, you can sue your former employer for wrongful termination. Schedule a free initial consultation with your local Anaheim wrongful termination attorney at 818-610-8800 – and remember what you tell us will be in complete confidence.
We have a successful track record of winning financial and punitive damages for our clients who have been wrongfully terminated, both in Anaheim and across Orange County. No matter if the case is settled out of court or in front of a judge, we will work our hardest to represent you and your interests. Financial damages cover lost wages, emotional distress, and attorney fees, while punitive damages punish employers who wrongfully terminate employees.
Every case is unique and needs to be evaluated by our experienced lawyers. If you have been injured in a work-related accident.