Do you believe that you were wrongfully terminated? Many people dedicate time and effort into their work only to be terminated without a valid explanation. Unfortunately, many employees accept their terminations even though they are certain that they were fired unjustly. If you were recently terminated from your place of employment, you might have been wrongfully termination. You might also have grounds to pursue a wrongful termination claim against the employer that illegally fired you.
If you would like to learn more about your right to pursue a wrongful termination claim against your employer, you must seek legal assistance as soon as possible. You should contact the experts at California Labor Law Employment Attorneys Group as soon as possible.
California Labor Law Employment Attorneys Group is an employment law firm dedicated to helping all victims of injustices in their workplace. If you believe that you were wrongfully terminated, speaking with our employment experts will provide you with the guidance that you need to pursue your wrongful termination claim. Our lawyers will answer all your questions, address all your concerns, and provide you with all the information that you need to begin working toward reaching a successful wrongful termination lawsuit. If you are interested in speaking with our Compton lawyers and discussing the possibility of pursuing a wrongful termination claim against your employer, contact our law firm as soon as possible.
What is Wrongful Termination?
To understand wrongful termination, you have to first understand the different characteristics that are protected by federal and state laws. Although different, these protected characteristics sometimes overlap. They include all of the following: age, disability, gender reassignment, gender identity, pregnancy/maternity, marriage/partnership, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, color, national origin, immigration status, genetic information, medical conditions, political affiliations, military status, and status as victim, for example. These characteristics are protected by law; therefore, it is illegal to discriminate, harass, or make an employment decision based on a protected personal characteristic.
Wrongful termination occurs when an employee is fired based on a protected characteristic, rather than something that is directly related to the job or the way the employee was performing the job. For instance, if your employer fired you because you were “too old” for the position, you were likely wrongfully terminated. If your employer fired you after you revealed your pregnancy, you were likely wrongfully terminated. If your employer fired you based on your national origin, you were likely wrongfully terminated.
To learn more about wrongful termination and about your right to file a wrongful termination lawsuit, do not hesitate to contact our law firm as soon as possible. Our employment experts will provide you with all the information that you need to file your wrongful termination claim and receive the compensation that you deserve.
The Laws that Protect You against Wrongful Termination
There are specific laws that protect employees on both the state and federal levels; these laws make it illegal for employees to be wrongfully terminated based on protected characteristics. Some of the laws do not address the protected characteristics, but they grant employees additional rights. Some of the employment laws relevant to wrongful termination cases include the following:
- Occupation Safety and Health Act
- Labor Code 1102. LC
- Immigration Reform and Control Act
- Employee Polygraph Protection Act
- Civil Rights Act of 1964 -Title VII
- California Fair Employment and Housing Act
These laws protect you from termination based on a number of reasons. If you would like to discuss each of these laws in-depth with our employment experts, do not hesitate to contact California Labor Law Employment Attorneys Group at your earliest convenience.
Your Right to Pursue a Wrongful Termination Claim
Do you have the right to file a wrongful termination claim against your employer? If you were illegally fired, you have the right to sue and receive compensation. There are many laws on both the federal and state levels; these laws are designed to protect employees from unfair treatment-such as wrongful termination. If you believe that you lost your job based on a characteristic protected by state or federal law, you likely have the right to sue your employer and receive compensation. If you would like the employment experts at our law firm to evaluate your claim and guide you towards pursuing your wrongful termination claim, contact us today.
The Compensation for Illegal Firing Claims
If you file a wrongful termination claim against the employer that wrongfully terminated you, you might have grounds to receive some sort of compensation. Although every claim is different, some claimants are eligible to recover compensation for all or some of the following:
- Lost income (back pay and front pay)
- Lost benefits (life insurance, health insurance, stocks, retirement plans, etc.)
- Pain and suffering
- Punitive damages
Regardless of the specific type and amount of compensation that you are eligible to receive, you could be certain that the wrongful termination attorneys at California Labor Law Employment Attorneys Group will fight for your right to sue and receive compensation. Our employment experts will do everything within their reach to help you recover the highest amount of compensation available for your claim. For more information about the type and amount of compensation that you could receive, do not hesitate to contact one of our Compton wrongful termination lawyers.
Employment Agencies-The EEOC and DFEH
There are both federal and state employment agencies that protect your rights as an employee. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is the federal employment agency responsible for enforcing the federal employment laws that protect all employees. When employees face discrimination in the workplace based on a federally protected characteristic, they can file a complaint to the EEOC. The EEOC will then investigate the claim and take action. On the state level, California employees are required to file their claims through the Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH). The DFEH enforces state employment laws; the state agency also investigates and takes action when claims are filed.
Although you could file claims through these agencies, doing so is not equivalent to pursuing a civil lawsuit. Most people would rather not file their claims through a state and federal agency; instead, they prefer to file claims independently through civil court. Although you have the right to pursue a civil claim, there is a specific process. You must first file the claim with the appropriate agency, and then you must request to sue. Once you receive a right-to-sue notice, you could pursue a civil claim independently.
The Statute of Limitations Applicable to Your Claim
Without a doubt, you have the right to sue. However, to preserve your right to sue, you must file your employment claim within the appropriate statute of limitations. A statute of limitations establishes the length of time that you have to pursue your claim. If you do not file your wrongful termination claim within the appropriate time limit, you could lose your right to sue. If you were wrongfully terminated in Compton, California, you should be familiar with the following timelines:
- Claims with the EEOC must be filed within 300 days of your termination.
- Civil claims must be filed within 90 days of receiving the right-to-sue notice from the EEOC.
- Claims with the DFEH must be filed within 1 year.
- Civil claims must be filed within 1 year after receipt of the right-to-sue notice from the DFEH.
If you do not adhere to the timelines mentioned above, you could lose your right to take action against your employer for illegally terminating you. For more information about the statute of limitations that might apply to your claim, do not hesitate to contact the experts at California Labor Law Employment Attorneys Group today.
Our Law Firm-California Labor Law Employment Attorneys Group
California Labor Law Employment Attorneys Group is an employment law firm dedicated to helping all parties who have been victimized by their employers. Unfortunately, many employers act negatively towards their employees-treating them differently or even firing them based on age, gender, race, or religion, for example. If you believe that you were fired based on a protected personal characteristic, you likely have grounds to sue.
To remain accessible to all, our law firm offers both free consultations and free second opinions. Our free consultations are designed for those who are interested in starting their claims against their employers. During our free consultations, our lawyers will be ready to answer all your questions and address all your concerns; our experts will also be available to provide you with all the information that you need to pursue a claim against your employer. Our free second opinions, on the other hand, are designed for those who have already started their wrongful termination claims with the assistance of lawyers at other firms. Unfortunately, the incompetence of the attorney that was handling your claim could have severely affected your case. If you were constantly struggling with unanswered questions or dealing with doubts, a free second opinion could provide you with the redirection and guidance that is necessary. Whether you are interested in scheduling a free consultation or a free second opinion, you should contact California Labor Law Employment Attorneys Group as soon as possible.
The free legal services mentioned above are available as part of our Zero-Fee guarantee. Our guarantee ensures that you will never have to worry about paying any upfront legal fees for any of our services. Our firm is also based on contingency; therefore, you will not be required to pay anything until your claim is successful. For more information and to discuss your claim with our lawyers, contact our employment law firm today.