An aircraft company like Boeing has thousands of individuals employed there, both on full-time and part-time schedules. The company has been able to stay mostly out of the headlines with respect to in-house treatment of employees, but it has garnered a lot of news attention for not properly evaluating its aircraft, which has lead to a few accidents. Regardless, it still has had moments of discrimination and prejudice. Workers at the company may be mistreated and not have any opportunities to fight back unless they get proper legal representation. Our Boeing wrongful termination lawyers in Los Angeles can help you file a claim. To speak with a lawyer with experience in Boeing wrongful termination cases, contact the California Labor Law Employment Attorneys Group today.
Employment Laws in California
On a Federal level, workers are protected in various ways. The Civil Rights Act of 1964 protects workers from discrimination and termination based on race, color, religion, sex, and more. Three years later, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act was enacted, which protects people over the age of 40. In 1990, the Americans with Disabilities Act passed, which let those with physical handicaps and other disabilities pursue work accommodations and allowed them protection in the event of termination.
California has other laws that help workers stay safe from discrimination. They include the Fair Employment and Housing Act, which is maintained by the Department of Fair Employment and Housing, and the California Family Rights Act. The CFRA outlines details for medical leave, caretaking, pregnancy leave, maternity leave, and more. Your boss cannot terminate you for adhering to this Act, such as by taking your rightful weeks of maternity leave.
There are a few additional classes that are protected in California. These include genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, status as domestic violence victims, status as military veterans, AIDS/HIV victims, marital status, and much more.
California is at at-will employment state, so employers can terminate workers at any point for any reason, as long as the reason is illegal. By the same token, workers can leave the job whenever they wish, as long as they are not breaking contract. Businesses can face heavy repercussions for wrongful terminations. Our Boeing discrimination attorneys can make sure that they pay and are appropriately punished for their actions.
Ways to Sue for Wrongful Termination
You can sue Boeing for wrongful termination if Boeing wrongfully and illegally fired you. This can be attributed to many circumstances. Discrimination is by far the most common, whether religious discrimination, sex discrimination, and more.
Discrimination can take on many forms. You may need a Boeing age discrimination lawyer if you were terminated because the company focused on your age as a primary reason. You may have been deemed unfit for work because you were older or because you are not young enough to have a high turnover rate. Many companies like new employees to have a background in certain areas, and you may not be qualified for specific duties, but that is no reason to fire you if it is not your job.
You can sue Boeing for disability discrimination if you were fired because of a disability. A disability can include many things, such as being in a wheelchair, having a serious medical condition, being pregnant, and much more. You should be given reasonable accommodations form your employer, and if these accommodations are denied and you are instead fired, you can file a wrongful termination lawsuit against Boeing.
Pregnancy is also a common reason for wrongful termination. Employers may not like that you are going to take leave or that you need accommodations, and they may ask you ahead of time to leave so they can hire someone who will pick up your duties. If Boeing asked you to quit because you were pregnant, you can sue Boeing for pregnancy discrimination and illegal termination.
Racial discrimination is also one of the primary reasons people are fired from Boeing. You may not fit the preferred race or ethnicity of your boss, and he could simply fire you and make up a reason for it when the truth is he had inherent bias and prejudice. Our Boeing racial discrimination attorneys in Los Angeles will be able to file an effective claim on your behalf.
Additionally, you may be a victim of retaliation. This often happens when you have faced some kind of issue in the pat and have filed a complaint or made other people more aware of the actions. Your boss may not like that you did it, and he could seek to have you fired. This is most common I in cases where you have been sexually assaulted or harassed. If a boss or worker at Boeing harasses you and retaliates against you, such as by trying to get you fired or blacklisted, you can sue Boeing. You may need a Boeing sexual assault lawyer or Boeing sexual harassment lawyer to help with your case. It is generally recommended to let a Boeing harassment lawyer handle the case as he will be able to deal with the harassment aspect and the termination aspect.
You can also be wrongfully terminated if you are under contract or if you go out to vote or serve in jury duty. Your employer must adhere to the laws concerning these scenarios. He cannot break the contract or he faces heavy fines, and you are legally allowed to go serve your civic duties.
Contact our offices if you were wrongfully terminated by Boeing and you wish to file a lawsuit against the company.
What To Do If You Were Wrongfully Terminated
If you were wrongfully terminated from Boeing, you should gather appropriate evidence to sue the company. If you were discriminated against, you should have some proof dating back to your time of employment. You may have gone to H first to try and remedy the issue, but if nothing came of it, you should have some kind of details, journal, or notes describing the discrimination.
If you can, you should acquire hard proof of the discrimination and the termination. This can include a contract that was broken, videos or recordings of your boss saying that he was going to fire you or an illegal reason, photos of discriminatory acts, messages between you and your boss or between you and the Human Resources Department, proof of medical treatment or leave necessity, and much more.
You should then take this evidence and consult with a lawyer who can help sue Boeing for wrongful termination. If you chose to file a lawsuit through the Federal EEOC, you will only have 180 days to sue. If you go through the DFEH in California, you have 300 days to sue. We will look over your evidence, add to it, hire expert witnesses, request a settlement value, and submit the request to the necessary entity. If we get a right to sue letter back quickly, we will be out in the field to work on your case.
A lawyer who has experience in Boeing wrongful termination cases can greatly assist you. You may not have the legal experience necessary to deal with the claim, and you may be focused instead on finding another job or working somewhere else to pay the bills. Let a lawyer with experience in Boeing wrongful termination cases handle your lawsuit.
Value Of A Wrongful Termination Lawsuit Against Boeing
Boeing wrongful termination lawsuits can be worth can be worth over $250,000 in some instances. Boeing wrongful termination cases can have an average value of six figures quite often, especially if you were owed a lot of money in severance or if you were discriminated against and can pursue other damages. You may be able to acquire such damages as:
- Lost income from the time you were let go and beyond to cover the paychecks you would have received, whether that includes salary, commission, tips, and more
- Pain and suffering damages for mental anguish, psychological anxiety, emotional trauma, and more
- Punitive damages if your employer were purposely trying to discriminate against you or if he were grossly negligent, but these damages are hard to win and viewed as excessive by courts, so only a skilled California wrongful termination attorney for Boeing employees will be bale to help
Your old job position if you want it, but it is seldom taken unless the offenders are removed or policies are changed, which best combats further discrimination or additional retaliation
Los Angeles Boeing Wrongful Termination Lawyer
Our law firm, the California Labor Law Employment Attorneys Group, can ensure that your case is successful. We have decades of combined experience in wrongful termination lawsuits, and we know the best ways to win your claim. We have a team of aggressive lawyers on our side and we will relentlessly pursue your rightful restitution from Boeing.
If you want to discuss your case, you can call our offices for a free legal consultation. We will answer your questions and help you understand more about the legal process. If you hire us to represent you, we will give you our zero fee guarantee. This is a promise that you won’t spend nay of your own finances through the case. We will cover the costs, and if we win, we get paid from the settlement we bring you. If we lose, we get paid nothing.
Get in touch with the California Labor Law Employment Attorneys Group today to sue Boeing for wrongful termination.