Fountain Valley Wrongful Termination Attorneys
Fountain Valley Wrongful Termination Attorneys

One day you were working at your long-time position, and suddenly you were informed of the decision to fire you. You were given little to no explanation for your termination. Unfortunately, if you were terminated with little to no explanation, it is possible that you were wrongfully terminated. Do you believe that you were the victim of wrongful termination? Do you believe that your termination was unlawful?

Without a doubt, many employers take advantage of their employees. They treat their employees unfavorably and eventually terminate them without a valid reason. If you believe that you were unlawfully terminated, you might be interested in whether you have the right to pursue a wrongful termination lawsuit. Upon filing a wrongful termination claim, you might also have grounds to receive compensation.

If you would like to learn more about your right to file a wrongful termination claim, do not hesitate to contact California Labor Law Employment Attorneys Group as soon as possible. California Labor Law Employment Attorneys Group is an employment law firm dedicated to representing all parties who have been wrongfully terminated from their workplace. The Fountain Valley employment lawyers at California Labor Law Employment Attorneys Group have many years of experience handling wrongful termination claims and holding employers accountable for their unlawful actions. If you are ready to pursue your wrongful termination claim against your past employer, do not hesitate to contact our law firm at your earliest convenience.

What is Wrongful or Unlawful Termination?

When employees are terminated based on discriminatory reasons, their termination is wrongful. Some protected personal characteristics include age, race, and religion, for example. If you were terminated because you were “too old” for the job, practiced a certain religion, or identified as a certain race, you were likely wrongfully terminated. You cannot be terminated based on any protected personal characteristic. You also cannot be terminated for refusing to take a lie-detector test or reporting a violation in your workplace. Termination decisions cannot be founded on discriminatory factors or essential employee rights. If you believe that you were the victim of wrongful termination, you must seek legal assistance as soon as possible. The employment attorneys at California Labor Law Employment Attorneys Group are ready to handle your claim and provide you with the legal guidance that you need to reach a successful wrongful termination claim outcome. Do not hesitate to contact California Labor Law Employment Attorneys Group today.

The Laws that Prohibit Wrongful Termination

Without a doubt, termination based on discriminatory reasons or infringement of basic employee rights is against the law. There are multiple laws-both on the state and federal level-that protect employees from wrongful termination. Some of these laws include the following:

  • California Fair Employment and Housing Act
  • Civil Rights Act of 1964
  • Employee Polygraph Protection Act
  • Immigration Reform and Control Act
  • Occupation Safety and Health Act (OSHA)

In general, you should remember the following: you cannot be terminated based on your race national origin, religion, age, disability, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, military status, and medical conditions, for example. Some of these personal characteristics are protected under both state and federal law. It is also illegal to be terminated based on your report of a safety violation in the workplace or your refusal to participate in a polygraph (lie detector) test. For more information about how these laws protect you and give you grounds to file a wrongful termination claim, do not hesitate to contact the Fountain Valley experts at California Labor Law Employment Attorneys Group at your earliest convenience.

Your Right to File a Wrongful Termination Claim

As mentioned above, there are many laws that make it illegal for your employer to terminate you based on specific personal characteristics or specific employee rights. If your employer made the decision to fire you based on your race, age, sex, disability, or any other protected personal characteristic, you have the right to file a wrongful termination claim. Likewise, if your employer directly infringed on your rights as an employee by terminating you, you also have the right to file a wrongful termination claim. In many cases, employers fail to explain why they are terminating their employees. If you believe that your termination resulted from a direct infringement of your basic employee rights or from a decision based on discriminatory reasoning, you likely have the right to file a wrongful termination claim. If you would like to learn more about your right to file a wrongful termination claim against your employer, do not hesitate to contact California Labor Law Employment Attorneys Group and request to speak with our Fountain Valley attorneys.

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The Compensation Available for Victims of Wrongful Termination

If you were wrongfully terminated, filing a wrongful termination claim might make you eligible to recover compensation. Without a doubt, the specific type and amount of compensation to which you are entitled to receive depends on the specific details of your claim. Although every wrongful termination claim is different, those pursuing wrongful termination claims are sometimes eligible to recover some of the following types of compensation:

  • Lost income (back pay and front pay)
  • Lost benefits (stocks, life/health insurance, retirement plans)
  • Emotional distress
  • Punitive damages

Although there is no guarantee regarding the 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 are ready to aggressively fight for your right to sue and receive compensation. If you would like more information about the type and amount of compensation that you could receive if your wrongful termination claim is successful, do not hesitate to contact our Fountain Valley wrongful termination attorneys at California Labor Law Employment Attorneys Group.

The State and Federal Employment Agencies

Although you have the right to pursue a civil claim against your employer, you should be familiar with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH). These agencies are the federal and state agencies, respectively, that enforce all employment laws and regulations. If you believe that you were terminated based on discriminatory reasons or on infringement of your basic rights, it is essential that you file claims with the appropriate employment agency. The agency handling your claim will then investigate the situation and take action against your employer. If you are interested in pursuing a civil claim rather than going through either state or federal employment agencies, you have the right to do so; however, you must first request the right to sue from whichever agency is handling your claim. If you would like to learn more about the EEOC and the DFEH, as well as requesting the right-to-sue, do not hesitate to contact California Labor Law Employment Attorneys Group.

Important Deadlines

All claims are subject to statutes of limitations-which determine the specific length of time that claimants have to pursue their claims. Employment claims could be more complicated than any other types of claims, however, due to the involvement of employment agencies. You should be familiar with the following statutes of limitations:

  • Claimants have 300 days to file claims with the EEOC.
  • Claimants have 90 days after receiving the right-to-sue from the EEOC to file civil lawsuits.
  • Claimants have 1 year to file claims with the DFEH.
  • Claimants have 1 year after receiving the right-to-sue from the DFEH to file civil lawsuits.

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Unfortunately, if claimants do not file their claims within the appropriate lengths of time allowed by the statute of limitations that applies to their claims, they could lose the right to sue and receive compensation. For more information about the statute of limitations that could apply to your wrongful termination claim, do not hesitate to contact the Fountain Valley employment experts at our law firm.

Contact Our Law Firm

California Labor Law Employment Attorneys Group is an employment law firm dedicated to representing all employees who have suffered any type of injustice in their workplace including wrongful termination. If you were wrongfully terminated, you might be interested in learning more about your right to file a lawsuit and receive compensation At California Labor Law Employment Attorneys Group, our attorneys have many years of experience handling employment claims, such as wrongful termination claims. Our attorneys are aware of the injustices that employees face in the workplace. Employers are quick to discriminate employees and base employment decisions-such as termination-based on discriminatory reasoning. If you believe that you were wrongfully terminated, the employment attorneys at California Labor Law Employment Attorneys Group are ready to help you pursue a wrongful termination claim.

The Fountain Valley employment lawyers at California Labor Law Employment Attorneys Group are available to you at no cost through our free consultations and free second opinions. Whether you are interested in starting your claim or redirecting your claim after it was misled by an incompetent lawyer, do not hesitate to contact our law firm at your earliest convenience. Our Fountain Valley attorneys are ready to handle your wrongful termination claim and help you recover the compensation that you deserve.

Our free consultations and free second opinions are available through a Zero-Fee guarantee that prevents you from having to worry about any upfront legal expenses. Our employment law firm is based on a strict contingency structure; therefore, you will not have to pay anything until your wrongful termination claim reaches a successful outcome. If you are ready to discuss your wrongful termination claim with the Fountain Valley lawyers at California Labor Law Employment Attorneys Group, do not hesitate to contact our law firm at your earliest convenience to speak with our lawyers.

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