Understanding Wrongful Termination In California

California is an employment at-will state, meaning an employer can fire an employee at any time without notice. However, the state of California has made it clear that some reasons for firing are illegal. At Lim Law Group, P.C., we want to make sure that employees in the greater Los Angeles area are treated with the respect they deserve. We treat each client like family, and we make sure that their voices are heard.

Was I Wrongfully Terminated?

If you believe you have been fired for reasons that are illegal, our attorney will take the time to go over your claim with you and get a full understanding of the facts, and assess grounds for a lawsuit. In the state of California there are protections in place for employees.

Discrimination: It is illegal for an employer to fire someone based on the following categories:

  • Race
  • Gender
  • Age
  • Sexual orientation
  • Gender identity
  • Nation of origin
  • Religion
  • Illness
  • Disability

If you believe you have been fired for discriminatory reasons, we will take the time to investigate your claims.

Contract disputes: If your firing is in violation of your employment contract, you may be looking at a wrongful termination. If you and an employer agree to only be fired under certain conditions and those are not met, then your employer did not hold up their end of the deal.

Retaliation: You cannot be fired in retaliation for exercising your employment rights such as:

  • Filing a complaint against your employer
  • Taking family or medical leave
  • Jury duty
  • Refusing to engage in illegal activities
  • Complaining about health and safety violations
  • Complaining about wage or hours disputes (overtime, tip-sharing, etc.)

If you were fired as retaliation for exercising your rights as an employee, our attorney will help you file a wrongful termination suit.

If you were wrongfully terminated, you could recover damages such as wage loss, back pay, attorneys' fees and damages for your emotional distress. Our lawyer will work to defend your rights and have your voice heard.

We Can Help You If You Were Wrongfully Terminated

Knowing whether you have a case or not can be difficult to determine, but we can help. Call now at 213-320-0941 to schedule an appointment or reach out to us online to get started.