Being terminated from a job jeopardizes your financial security, and it can make seeking employment at other places more difficult. While California employers do have the right to fire employees for any reason, or even no reason at all, there are situations in which you may be entitled to file a claim. At Valiant Law, our Los Angeles wrongful termination attorneys help defend employees in actions where a firing or dismissal may be against the law. We stand up for your rights and can uncover wrongdoing, which may make you eligible for compensation to cover any lost wages and benefits, or other losses you incur as a result.
California is known as an ‘at will’ employment state, which allows employers to terminate or fire workers for no specific reason. Under the California Labor Code, an employment termination notice may be given by either party, for reasons that are specifically stated or unstated by the employer or the employee.
The exception to this would be in the case of employment contracts. In general, these contracts provide specific details regarding an employee’s job duties and how any dissatisfaction on the part of either party should be handled. If a firing violates the terms of a legally valid employment agreement, our Los Angeles employment attorneys at Valiant Law can advise you on your rights in filing a wrongful termination claim.
While California’s at will employment laws may allow an employer to fire a worker for no reason, there are specific circumstances even without an employment contract in which they can not do so without facing liability in a wrongful termination claim. These involve people considered as part of a protected class, as detailed by state laws and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). It is unlawful to fire anyone on the basis of the following:
If you suspect you were terminated from your job as the result of any of the above, our Los Angeles wrongful termination attorneys may be able to help. Call or contact our office online today and request a consultation to see how Valiant Law can assist you.
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