USC Wrongful Termination Attorney in California
Were you recently fired from your position at the University of Southern California (USC)? What was the reasoning before your termination? Do you agree with the explanation given by your employer? Did your employer fail to provide you with a valid reason for your termination? Do you suspect that you were wrongfully terminated? Unfortunately, many employees are terminated based on unlawful reasons.
USC employs more than 20,000 employees. Without a doubt, USC is one of the largest employers in Los Angeles. However, USC is not the exception when it comes to employers who treat their employees unfairly. Were you wrongfully terminated? If you were wrongfully terminated by USC, you might have grounds to file a USC wrongful termination lawsuit. To learn more about your right to sue USC for wrongful termination, do not hesitate to seek legal assistance from the USC wrongful termination lawyers in Los Angeles at your earliest convenience.
If you were wrongfully terminated, you must speak with a California wrongful termination attorney for USC employees. To discuss your claim with a lawyer with experience in USC wrongful termination cases, you should contact California Labor Law Employment Attorneys Group at your earliest convenience. California Labor Law Employment Attorneys Group is an employment law firm dedicated to representing employees who have been subject to unfair treatment, such as wrongful termination, in the workplace. Our employment attorneys have many years of experience handling employment claims against large employers – such as USC. If you would like to discuss your current situation with our experts after USC wrongfully and illegally fired you, do not hesitate to contact California Labor Law Employment Attorneys Group today.
What is Wrongful Termination?
Were you wrongfully terminated? Although wrongful terminations occur often, many people have a very vague idea of what it means to be wrongfully terminated. What does it mean to be wrongfully terminated? Wrongful termination occurs when an employer makes the decision to terminate the employee based on his or her protected personal characteristics (e.g. race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, etc.). Wrongful termination could also occur in retaliation for an employee exercising (or trying to exercise) a right, such as taking medical leave, reporting a safety violation, or reporting incidents in the workplace, for example.
If you are having issues understanding wrongful termination, consider the following examples:
- You are getting close to being 50 years old. You have spent many years with the same company; you have worked there longer than many of the current bosses. As time passes, the bosses seem to get younger and younger. You begin to get odd assignments, often doing things that are irrelevant to your job. Your superiors stop giving you important assignments with the excuse that such work is too important to let you handle it. After a few months of poor treatment, you are terminated because you are allegedly too old for the company. Because the termination is based on age, it is wrongful, and you would need to speak with a USC age discrimination lawyer.
- You suffer an accident that leaves you with a partial disability. Although you will be able to continue to perform your job duties, you will need reasonable accommodations, including a new desk and a chair. Your employer initially seems to be willing to provide you with the accommodations that you need; however, as the weeks pass he seems to be making excuses. He later increases your workload and complains about your inability to keep up, eventually leading to termination. This is a form of disability discrimination; if you were terminated, it is likely that your termination was illegal. You will need to discuss your situation with USC discrimination attorneys.
- You are hired in a job that is male-dominated; you are female. From your first day, your coworkers and your bosses all treat you in concerning ways. They make inappropriate gestures at you, make sexual comments, and have even gone as far as making you sexual propositions. When you confront the situation, you are told that you should go along with it and take it with a grain of salt. When you file a formal report, your treatment worsens – you are eventually terminated. Under the circumstances described above, you would have to discuss your termination with a USC sexual harassment lawyer.
Would you like to learn more about wrongful termination? Do you suspect that you were wrongfully terminated? Whether you were terminated in retaliation after you reported discrimination or you were subject to any form of discrimination in the workplace, do not hesitate to seek legal assistance as soon as possible. You have the right to sue USC for disability discrimination; you have the right to sue USC for pregnancy discrimination and illegal termination. If you would like to discuss your current situation with a lawyer who has experience in USC wrongful termination cases, do not hesitate to contact California Labor Law Employment Attorneys Group today.
Your Options after being Wrongfully Terminated
What could you do after being sexually assaulted in the workplace and then fired for reporting the incident? What could you do if USC asked you to quit because you were pregnant? Regardless of the type of discrimination that you suffered prior to being terminated, you have options. You have the option to file a claim with the federal and state employment agencies responsible for enforcing the employment laws that make discrimination and wrongful termination illegal. In California, employees are protected by the Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH). On the federal level, employees are protected by the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission (EEOC). If you suffered workplace discrimination that eventually led to your unlawful termination, you could pursue a charge with the DFEH or the EEOC. For more information about filing a charge with the DFEH or EEOC after being discriminated against and wrongfully terminated, contact our law firm today.
Filing a Lawsuit and Recovering Compensation
In addition to filing a charge with the EEOC or DFEH, victimized employees also have the option to pursue a civil claim against their employer. Filing a civil lawsuit against your employer could make you eligible to receive compensation. USC wrongful termination lawsuits can be worth significant amounts – especially considering that claimants could be eligible to receive compensation for lost wages, lost benefits, pain/suffering, and punitive damages, for example. USC wrongful termination cases can have an average value of hundreds of thousands of dollars – sometimes even reaching the millions. Regardless of the specific details of your wrongful termination claim, you could be certain that the lawyers at California Labor Law Employment Attorneys Group will aggressively fight for your right to receive the compensation that you deserve. If you would like more information about the type and amount of compensation that you could receive if you file a wrongful termination lawsuit against USC, contact our firm today.
Understanding the Importance of Evidence
Unfortunately, many victims of discrimination and wrongful termination fail to prepare to take action against their employers; therefore, their claims are unsuccessful. Without a doubt, the first thing on your mind after being victimized in the workplace might not be to pursue a claim; however, there are many things that you should do to ensure that you have the evidence necessary to pursue a claim whenever you decide to do so. There are a few things that you should do to collect evidence, even if you don’t know if you are going to take action against your employer. Consider the following:
- You should take note of every incident in which you are discriminated in the workplace, taking note important names, dates, times, and incident descriptions.
- You should report every incident to the Human Resources department in your workplace.
- You should follow all procedures associated with making reports of discrimination (if any are in place in your workplace).
- You should keep track of your work performance (and keep copies of all performance reviews, if available).
- You should keep track of your attendance and tardiness.
- You should keep track of your income.
If you would like to learn more about how the points above could strengthen your claim and help your claim reach a successful outcome, do not hesitate to contact the USC racial discrimination attorneys in Los Angeles today.
Los Angeles USC Wrongful Termination Lawyer
What could you do is USC harasses you and retaliates against you? Without a doubt, you could file a charge with the federal and state employment agencies that enforce employment laws. However, with the assistance of a USC harassment lawyer or USC sexual assault lawyer, you could also file a lawsuit against your employer. If you are in need of a lawyer who can help sue USC for wrongful termination, you should contact California Labor Law Employment Attorneys Group today. California Labor Law Employment Attorneys Group is an employment law firm dedicated to representing all employees who have been mistreated in one way or another in the workplace. Our employment attorneys have many years of experience handling discrimination and termination claims, and they are ready to handle your claim against USC. If you would like to meet with our employment experts, do not hesitate to contact our firm today.
California Labor Law Employment Attorneys Group offers both free consultations and free second opinions. During our free consultations and free second opinions, our employment experts will answer all your questions, address all your concerns, and provide you with all the information that you need to either start or continue your employment claim against USC. At California Labor Law Employment Attorneys Group, we are ready to provide you with legal assistance regardless of whether you want to start your claim or you need to redirect your claim after allowing an incompetent lawyer to misguide it. If you would like to schedule a free consultation or free second opinion, contact our law firm at your earliest convenience.
Our free consultations and free second opinions are available as part of our Zero-Fee guarantee. Our Zero-Fee guarantee ensures that our clients will never be required to pay any upfront legal fees for any of our legal services. Our firm is also based on contingency. What does a contingency structure mean to you and your claim? Because our law firm is based on contingency, you will never be required to pay anything until after your claim reaches a successful outcome. If you are ready to discuss your claim with our wrongful termination attorneys, contact our law firm as soon as possible.