Did you recently lose your job in Moreno Valley? Why did you lose your job? Do you believe that your employer decided to fire you based on illegal reasons? Do you have suspicions about being wrongfully terminated? If you were wrongfully terminated, you might have grounds to pursue a claim against your employer. Depending on the specific details of your claim, you might even have grounds to receive compensation for your wrongful termination. If you would like to learn more about your rights after being wrongfully terminated, do not hesitate to contact our Moreno Valley wrongful termination attorneys at California Labor Law Employment Attorneys Group as soon as possible.
California Labor Law Employment Attorneys Group is an employment law firm with many years of experience handling a number of employment claims. Our experts have dedicated many years to representing employees and helping them recover the compensation that they deserve. When you contact our law firm and allow our experts to evaluate your claim, you could be certain that they will provide you with all the information that you need to allow you to take action against your employer. If you are ready to discuss your wrongful termination claim with the experts at our Moreno Valley law firm, do not hesitate to contact us today.
What is Wrongful Termination?
Wrongful termination occurs when an employer makes the employment decision of termination based on illegal reasons. Although there are many valid reasons for termination, there are also many invalid and illegal reasons behind terminations. For example, it is illegal for employers to fire their employees based on discriminatory reasons or in attempts to infringe your basic rights as an employee. Without a doubt, it can often be difficult to understand whether or not you were wrongfully terminated. If you lost your job and you suspect that your termination was wrongful, do not hesitate to seek legal guidance for more information about whether you were wrongfully terminated.
At-Will Employment and Legal Terminations
In California, employment is usually considered at-will employment. What is at-will employment? Many employees mistakenly believe that at-will employment means that they can be fired at any time for any reason. At-will employment describes the employer-employee relationship in which an employee can be fired for any reason, without warning, and without the need to explain the cause – as long as the reason behind the termination is not illegal. If you are an at-will employee, you can likely be terminated for the following legal reasons: poor work performance; failure to reach job goals; participating in prohibited conduct; failing to adhere to attendance/late policy; restructuring in the workplace; budget cuts. Although there are many perfectly legal reasons behind terminations, many employers continue to fire their workers based on illegal reasons. If you believe that you were wrongfully terminated, you might have grounds to pursue a claim against your employer.
The Laws that Protect You from Wrongful Termination
There are many laws on the state and federal level that make protect employees from wrongful termination. Laws like Title VII of the Civil Rights Act and the Fair Employment and Housing Act make it illegal for employers to terminate their employees based on discriminatory reasons. There are many other laws that establish employment rights in the workplace. These laws also make it illegal for an employer to terminate you in retaliation for exercising any of your basic rights as an employee. For a more in-depth discussion of the laws that protect you from wrongful termination, contact our experts at your earliest convenience.
Understanding the DFEH, the EEOC, and the Right to Sue
If you were wrongfully terminated from your job in Moreno Valley, you likely have the right to take action against your employer. What can you do? What are your options? Employees in the U.S. should be familiar with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The EEOC is the federal employment agency that oversees employment laws and claims on the federal level. On the state level, some states sometimes have employment agencies as well. For instance, California has the Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH). The DFEH is the state employment agency that oversees state employment laws and claims. These employment agencies investigate claims and could take action against employers if their investigations conclude that employers violated any laws, for example. However, besides pursuing action through the EEOC and DFEH, wrongfully terminated employees also have the right to take civil action against their employers. Although you have the right to take civil action against your employer if you were wrongfully terminated, you can only do so after you have been granted the right to sue from either the EEOC or the DFEH. If you would like to learn more about your right to take action against your employer, do not hesitate to contact our employment experts today.
About Your Right to Receive Compensation
Without a doubt, you could receive compensation if you were wrongfully terminated. If you have considered the possibilities of taking action against your employer, you have likely considered the possibility that you will be eligible to receive compensation. How much compensation could you receive if your claim is successful? What specific type of compensation could you recover?
Although every wrongful termination claim is different, you should be familiar with the specific types of compensation that are often available for those pursuing wrongful termination claims. Consider the following points:
- Lost income – compensation for the wages lost due to the employees’ wrongful termination, including back pay and front pay.
- Lost benefits – compensation for the benefits lost after termination, including benefits like stock options, life insurance, health insurance, and retirement options, for example.
- Pain and suffering – compensation for the mental and emotional affliction resulting from the termination.
In addition to the types of compensation listed above, wrongfully terminated victims might also have grounds to recover punitive damages. Punitive damage is sometimes awarded as a form of punishment to the defendant, specifically in attempts to prevent similar incidents (other wrongful terminations) from occurring in the future.
If you would like to learn more about the specific type and amount of compensation that you could be eligible to receive upon reaching a successful outcome for your wrongful termination claim, do not hesitate to contact our law firm as soon as possible. The Moreno Valley wrongful termination attorneys at California Labor Law Employment Attorneys Group are ready to evaluate your claim, determine the amount of compensation that you could recover, and fight for your right to receive the highest amount of compensation available for your claim. To further discuss the type and amount of compensation that you might be eligible to receive, contact our law firm today.
Important Timelines for Wrongfully Terminated Employees
All claims are subject to specific timelines or deadlines. Whether you are pursuing your claim through the EEOC, the DFEH, or civil court, your claim is subject to a specific deadline. If your claim is not filed within the deadline, you will likely lose your right to sue. What deadline applies to your claim? The specific timeline that applies to your claim depends on the action that you are pursuing. Because of that, it is essential that you seek legal assistance as soon as possible to ensure that you have a thorough understanding of the deadlines that apply to your claim.
Contact California Labor Law Employment Attorneys Group Today
When you started working with your Moreno Valley employer, did you ever expect to be illegally terminated? When starting a job, employees trust that their employers will be fair to them. Unfortunately, too many employers mistreat their employees and make employment decisions based on illegal reasons. If you were wrongfully terminated from your workplace in Moreno Valley, you might have grounds to take action against your employer; to learn more about your right to pursue a claim against the Moreno Valley employer that wrongfully terminated you, do not hesitate to contact our law firm as soon as possible. The employment attorneys at California Labor Law Employment Attorneys Group have many years of experience and are ready to provide you with the legal assistance that you need to take action against your employer. If you would like to discuss your claim with our experts, do not hesitate to contact our law firm today.
At California Labor Law Employment Attorneys Group we are dedicated to remaining accessible to all Moreno Valley employees who have been subject to wrongful termination. To ensure that all our clients have access to our legal services, our firm offers both free consultations and free second opinions. During our free consultations and free second opinions, our knowledgeable wrongful termination attorneys will be available to answer all your questions and address all your concerns. Our lawyers will provide you with all the information that you need to begin or continue your wrongful termination claim against your employer. At our firm, we understand that many employees mistakenly allow incompetent attorneys to handle their claims; because of that, we are ready to focus on redirecting your claim towards a successful outcome. Whether you would like to schedule a free consultation or a free second opinion, you should contact our law firm at your earliest convenience.
Our free consultations and free second opinions are available as part of our Zero-Fee guarantee – a guarantee that you will never have to worry about having to pay any upfront legal fees for any of our legal services. Our law firm is also strictly based on contingency; therefore, our clients will only be required to cover legal expenses after reaching a successful claim outcome. If you do not win, you will not be required to pay anything. To schedule a free consultation or a free second opinion, contact our law firm at your earliest convenience.