When you are hired you typically sign a contract to work. This contract explains the expectations of the job as well as how the company treats certain issues if they arise. When we leave a job it is normally because we leave for another job. There are also times when we are aware that we are not performing to the extent that we are supposed to, as stated in the contract, and we are fired. There are also instances where we are asked to leave due to budgetary cuts. What we don’t expect is to be fired without any real clear understanding.
In Fresno, a manager for Chipotle was accused of stealing $626 from the safe in their office. The manager stated that they did not steal the cash. The company did not believe her and fired her. When she asked to see the surveillance tape the company stated that the evidence had been destroyed. This did not satisfy her and she went to a lawyer to file a suit for wrongful termination. After her trial, the jury found Chipotle guilty for wrongful termination and awarded the former manager around $8 million. This was a huge success story for the manager, but in order to get that success, you must have a good attorney on your side.
When our employer asks us to leave we want to assume that there is a good reason. We want to believe that the company we worked for so long for is actually looking out for us. Unfortunately, that is not the case. Employees are fired all the time and not always for the right reason. If you feel as if there is something not quite right about your termination you need to consult with our Los Angeles wrongful termination attorney. Our Employment Law Attorneys at JML Law in Los Angeles has over 40 years of experience in this field. Reach out by calling 818-610-8800 for more information.
Our Employment Attorneys at JML law in Los Angeles are skilled in this kind of litigation. We understand the devastation that comes with losing your job. We understand your emotional and financial sensitivity. This is why our firm provides the first consultation free. In this meeting, we will assess all the legal issues you have and plan the best legal action.
After we meet with you we will categorize the wrongful termination based on one of these broad categories: age, ancestry, religion, disability, marital status, medical condition, national origin, race, sex, and gender. Next, we will assess your life when you were an employee. For instance, we will look at your length of employment, any kind of annual reviews, as well as company policies and procedures relating to termination.
If you lose your job due to a wrongful termination we can fight for you. We know that your livelihood is at stake. Our Los Angeles employment law attorneys at JML Law are focused, skilled, and ready to hear your case. Call us at 818-610-8800 or click here to start your free consultation.