How long were you working at your Tustin workplace? Depending on the length of time you had been with the company, you might have been aware of the possibility that you could be let go or you could have been completely blindsided. Regardless of this small detail, it is possible that you were terminated – and you were terminated for unlawful reasons.
Do you believe that you were unjustly terminated? Were you fired based on your race, your color, or your religion? Were you terminated based on any personal characteristic protected by employment laws? If you believe that you were terminated based on illegal reasons, you were likely wrongfully terminated; this means that you might have grounds to pursue a wrongful termination claim. If your employer based the decision to terminate you on any of your protected personal characteristics instead of your job performance, for example, your employer violated employment laws and could be held accountable.
If you believe that you were wrongfully terminated, it is important that you seek legal assistance and explore the possibility of pursuing a claim against your employer. If you would like to learn more about your right to take action against your employer after being wrongfully terminated, do not hesitate to seek the guidance of the experts at California Labor Law Employment Attorneys Group as soon as possible.
California Labor Law Employment Attorneys Group is a law firm with many years of experience handling employment claims, including wrongful termination claims. After your wrongful termination from your job in Tustin, you can be certain that the experienced attorneys in California Labor Law Employment Attorneys Group will evaluate your claim and provide you with all the information that you need to take action against your employer for your wrongful termination. If you would like to discuss your claim with the lawyers at our firm, do not hesitate to contact us at your earliest convenience – we want to represent you.
What Laws Prohibit Wrongful Termination?
Wrongful termination occurs when an employer makes the decision to fire an employee in violation of employment laws. There are a number of laws both on the federal and state level that protect employees from being wrongfully terminated. These laws often go ignored, and employees are wrongfully fired regardless. In many cases, employees who were wrongfully terminated never take action after being wrongfully terminated because they are unaware of their rights as employees and the laws that protect them in the workplace.
What are the laws that protect you from wrongful termination? There are many laws that protect you from wrongful termination. The two main laws (federal law and California law) are the following:
- Title VII of the Civil Rights Act – prohibits termination based on sex, race, color, national origin and religion
- The Fair Employment and Housing Act – prohibits termination based on race, religious creed, color, national origin, age, ancestry, medical condition, genetic information, physical disability, mental disability, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, or military and veteran status
What do these laws do for you? The most important thing that you should know is that these laws make it illegal for your employer to terminate you based on any protected characteristics. If you believe that your termination violated any of the employment laws that protect your rights as an employee, it is important that you seek legal assistance as soon as possible. Your employer cannot and should not get away with violating the law and wrongfully terminating you. If you would like to discuss your claim with our lawyers, do not hesitate to contact our experts today.
Understanding the EEOC and DFEH
Is there anyone looking out for your rights as an employee? Although you might be unaware, your rights as an employee are protected by federal and state agencies. On the federal level, your rights as an employee are protected by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The EEOC enforces all federal employment laws and handles all employment claims filed by employees who have been wronged in the workplace. On the state level, your rights as an employee are protected by the Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH). The DFEH enforces all state laws and handles all employment claims filed by employees who have been wronged or mistreated in the workplace. All employment claims must go through these agencies. The EEOC and DFEH will evaluate your claim, investigate the situation, and take action against the employer if necessary. Should you file with the EEOC or with the DFEH? Although some of the protections offered by these agencies sometimes overlap, some protections are offered by one agency but not the other. Therefore, the agency with which you file will depend on the details of your termination. If you would like to learn more about the EEOC and the DFEH, do not hesitate to seek legal assistance as soon as possible. Our lawyers will help you understand your right to pursue your wrongful termination claim through these employment agencies.
Do You Have the Right to Sue?
You might immediately think about pursuing a civil claim against your employer for wrongful termination. However, you actually do not have the right to sue – you do not have the right to sue until you receive a right-to-sue notice from the EEOC or DFEH. Once you have been granted the right to sue from either the EEOC or the DFEH, you could pursue a civil lawsuit against your employer for your wrongful termination. To pursue a civil claim and reach a successful outcome, it is important that you have the appropriate legal representation from a wrongful termination lawyer. If you are ready for our wrongful termination lawyers to evaluate your claim and help you gain a better understanding of your right to sue, do not hesitate to contact us immediately.
Do You Have the Right to Recover Compensation?
What is the compensation available for employees who are wrongfully terminated? If you were unjustly terminated, are you likely to recover some sort of compensation? The answers to these questions vary on a case by case basis. The specific type and amount of compensation that you could be eligible to recover depends on the details of your claim.
Although this could vary, claimants could be eligible to recover some of the following types of compensation:
- Lost income – for all wages lost as a direct result of a wrongful termination
- Lost benefits – for all work-benefits (insurance, stocks, etc.) lost as a direct result of a wrongful termination
- Pain and suffering – for the mental/emotion (e.g. depression, anxiety, embarrassment, etc.)
- Punitive damages – for punishment towards the employer with the purpose of discouraging similar terminations from reoccurring
In addition to being eligible to recover monetary compensation if their claims are successful, some claimants are offered reinstatement. Reinstatement is not always the best option for employees who have been wrongfully terminated; however, it is a possibility in some cases.
If you would like to learn more about the specific compensation that you might be eligible to receive upon reaching a successful claim outcome, do not hesitate to seek legal assistance with the experts at California Labor Law Employment Attorneys Group at your earliest convenience. Our Tustin lawyers are dedicated to you and your claim, and they will not rest until you are rightfully compensated. Our wrongful termination lawyers are ready to aggressively fight for your right to receive the compensation to which you are entitled. Do not hesitate to contact our firm today for more information.
What Deadlines Apply to Your Claim?
Unfortunately, many employees lose their right to sue their employers for wrongful termination because they fail to file their claims within the appropriate length of time. All claims are subject to strict deadlines. Employment claims, however, are subject to even stricter deadlines because of the nature of the claims. As mentioned above, all employment claims must go through the EEOC or DFEH before being able to pursue a civil lawsuit.
You must be familiar with the following deadlines:
- The EEOC subjects claims to a 300-day deadline (180-days in states without state agencies).
- After granting the right to sue, the EEOC subjects civil claims to a 90-day deadline.
- The DFEH subjects claims to a 1-year deadline.
- After granting the right to sue, the DFEH subjects civil claims to a 1-year deadline.
If you fail to file your claim within the appropriate length of time, you will lose your right to sue; therefore, it is essential that discuss the specific deadline that applies to your claim with our employment attorneys immediately.
Contact California Labor Law Employment Attorneys Group Today
Were you wrongfully terminated? Did your employer fire you for illegal reasons? If you believe that your employer wrongfully terminated you, it is important to seek legal assistance as soon as possible. You could trust the experts at California Labor Law Employment Attorneys Group to effectively handle your claim. Our lawyers have many years of experience handling wrongful termination claims and representing victimized employees who have been wrongfully terminated. Are you ready to discuss your claim with the lawyers at our law firm? If so, do not hesitate to contact our law firm as soon as possible – you could benefit from our free legal services.
Our free legal services are available as part of our Zero-Fee guarantee; therefore, our clients are never required to pay any legal fees for any of our legal services. You could benefit from our free consultations and free second opinions without ever having to pay any expensive costs. Our law firm is also strictly based on contingency; therefore, our clients will not be required to pay anything until after reaching successful claim outcomes. If you are ready to discuss your claim with our Tustin lawyers, do not hesitate to contact our firm today.