Wrongful Termination Lawyers
Being fired or terminated is a common occurrence in the workforce, however, it is sometimes done illegally. The complexity of California’s laws regarding wrongful termination can be overwhelming, making it challenging to determine whether or not you are entitled to a settlement. Fortunately, Hershey Law offers free consultations for employment law, discrimination, and wrongful termination cases in Los Angeles and Southern California. We are here to help you recover what is rightfully yours.
Due to the unpredictable nature of these cases, it is always advisable to hire an experienced wrongful termination lawyer to protect your rights. Every wrongful termination case is unique, and having a professionally trained lawyer by your side who is willing to conduct thorough research and fight for your rights is critical to ensuring a successful outcome.
What Is Wrongful Termination?
Wrongful termination occurs when an employer fires a worker in violation of a law or a contractual agreement. It can take many forms, but generally wrongful termination is when the employer terminates the employee for unlawful reasons.
While the laws surrounding wrongful termination can vary depending on the jurisdiction, there are some common examples of actions that may constitute wrongful termination:
Employment discrimination laws prohibit employers from terminating an employee based on any of the following reasons:
Employers may sometimes terminate employees in retaliation for engaging in legally protected activities, which California law prohibits. Examples of legally protected activities include:
Filing a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
Participating in a workplace investigation
Filing a Workers’ Compensation claim
Taking time off from work
Engaging in union activities
Employers are also prohibited from taking any other unfavorable employment actions against the employee as well, such as:
Denying a promotion
Failing to pay wages or benefits
Assigning undesirable tasks or shifts
If you believe you have been wrongfully terminated, contact Hershey Law for a free consultation with a wrongful termination attorney in California. We specialize in wrongful termination claims and can help you understand your legal options.
Contractual Employment Obligations and Protections
Employees who are hired on an at-will basis may still have legal options if their employer breaches the employment contract or policies outlined in the agreement. If the contract specifies the acceptable grounds for termination, the employer must adhere to those terms.
If an employee is dismissed for reasons not covered in the contract, it may be deemed illegal. It is essential for employees to comprehend their contractual rights and to seek legal counsel if they suspect their employer has violated those rights.
What to Do After Termination?
Review your employment contract and employee handbook for information on termination.
Apply for unemployment benefits.
Revise your resume and start looking for new job prospects.
Collect any unpaid payments or benefits owed to you.
Consult with an employment law attorney if you believe your termination was illegal.
When faced with termination, it is important to understand your rights and the options available. You may be entitled to pursue legal action through either arbitration or court proceedings. Several potential remedies are available, such as filing discrimination claims, seeking lost wages, and even pursuing compensation for emotional distress or punitive damages from your former employer.
At Hershey Law, we specialize in representing clients in wrongful termination lawsuits, including those involving federal employment laws. Our experienced Los Angeles wrongful termination lawyers understand the legal nuances that can be applied in these cases and have a proven track record of success in achieving justice for our clients.
Assert Your Rights and Demand Justice
No one should suffer the consequences of an employer’s illegal actions. Employees have legal rights under California employment law that must be protected, whether it’s discrimination, retaliation, or breach of contract.
Don’t hesitate to take action if you believe you have been wrongfully terminated. With the proper legal support, you can assert your rights, recover compensation, and demand the justice you deserve through a wrongful termination lawsuit.
Contact Us Today!
Speak with our wrongful termination attorneys to discuss your situation and learn more about your legal options. We can help you gather evidence, file a wrongful termination claim, negotiate a settlement, and present your case in court if needed.
Wage & Hour Disputes
Does your employer owe you unpaid wages? Are you not being paid for overtime? Perhaps you are fighting for the wages you are entitled to receive? Hershey Law in Los Angeles offers a deep understanding of employment law. Additional to wage and hour laws, lunch break law violations commonly occur in California.
Discrimination happens when an employer or supervisor treats one person differently than another based on protected characteristics such as race, color, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, religious beliefs, gender identity, and age. Gender discrimination can also be in the form of offering less pay to a woman.