Most California employment is “at-will.” At-will employment means employers can terminate a working relationship anytime, even for unfair or outlandish reasons. However, there are exceptions. The legal term “wrongful termination” refers to an illegal firing. These types of firings can include cases where the employer’s decision hinged on discrimination or when the employer violated an employment contract or retaliated against an employee for whistleblowing.
If your employer terminated you and you suspect it may have violated state or federal laws, you have the right to seek justice. With the assistance of a skilled California wrongful termination lawyer, you can take legal action and hold your employer accountable. At Tomorrow Law™, P.C., we understand how an unlawful firing can impact your life. That’s why our Tomorrow Law team is dedicated to seeking justice for mistreated workers. Our experts can help you file a proper claim, assert your rights, and hold your employer accountable. We pride ourselves on offering professionalism, compassion, and aggressive representation you can count on. Rest assured, we’ll fight tirelessly to secure the compensation you deserve and hold all bad actors responsible for the harm they caused.
How Can a California Wrongful Termination Lawyer at Tomorrow Law™ Help Me?
Our experienced advocates are committed to providing you with the highest professional yet personal service throughout your legal journey. From your initial consultation to your case’s conclusion, we will ensure you are fully informed and equipped to make knowledgeable decisions about your legal rights. Together, we can work towards a just and positive outcome.
Whether you need help filing a discrimination claim or want to file a wrongful termination lawsuit, we’re known for offering a wide range of unparalleled wrongful termination legal services. These include, but are not limited to:
- Client-centered, aggressive employee representation;
- Thorough employment investigations that get to the heart of every wrongful termination claim;
- Collecting the evidence you need to support a strong case;
- Eagle-eyed employment contract assessment;
- Filing forceful complaints or claims related to discrimination, harassment, or retaliation with the appropriate state and federal agencies;
- Negotiating just settlements that reflect your damages; and
- Experienced courtroom advocacy if you decide to sue.
At every step, we’ll be more than just your attorney. We’ll be your trusted teammate, fully committed to fighting for your welfare. With our dedicated support, you can be confident that your case is in good hands.
What Constitutes Wrongful Termination?
While California employers can terminate at-will employees at any time for any legal reason, firings that violate California discrimination laws like California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) and other labor laws or federal discrimination laws are unlawful. Terminating an employee in violation of their employment contract can also lead to a wrongful termination claim. Examples of wrongful terminations include:
- Firing an employee who refuses to participate in, objects to, or reports illegal activities or for participating in whistleblowing activities;
- Firing an employee because of their race, age, sex, pregnancy, disability, or other protected characteristics;
- Firing an employee for protesting overtime violations;
- Firing an employee for taking leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA);
- Firing an employee for filing a workers’ compensation claim when they suffer a workplace injury; and
- Firing an employee without cause when their employment contract states they can only be fired for cause.
These are just several ways your employer can unlawfully terminate you. If you believe your employer terminated you wrongfully, an experienced California wrongful termination attorney at Tomorrow Law can review your circumstances, assist you in filing the correct claim, and help you determine the most effective way to address your employer’s wrongdoing. You can trust us to provide assertive and unwavering support, leaving no stone unturned in our pursuit of justice.
What Kind of Compensation Can I Get for My Wrongful Termination Claim?
Compensation depends on numerous factors. However, damages often include lost income, forfeited benefits, emotional pain and suffering, punitive damages, and legal fees. Collaborating with experienced wrongful termination attorneys in California can significantly enhance your chances of obtaining a settlement that covers all your losses and damages.
Is There a Difference Between Discrimination and Wrongful Termination?
Not if your employer fires you for discriminatory reasons. It is discrimination if your employer fires you because you are part of a protected class under U.S. workplace discrimination laws. Additionally, being fired for being a protected class is considered wrongful termination. In this case, you may have overlapping claims.
Is Constructive Discharge Wrongful Termination?
It can be. Wrongful constructive discharge happens when an employer creates unbearable working conditions that force an employee to resign instead of terminating them. You may have a wrongful termination claim if your employer created an untenable environment that caused you to quit your job.
Can I Be Fired for Complaining About Sexual Harassment?
No. Terminating an employee for complaining about sexual harassment is retaliation, which is illegal.
Can I Be Fired for Lodging a Safety Complaint?
Probably not. If your employer dismisses you for complaining about a safety violation, you may be eligible for whistleblower protection.
How Much Does a California Wrongful Termination Lawyer Cost?
Law firm fees vary wildly and depend on numerous factors, including case type, claim complexity, and the attorney’s experience. Firms also charge differently, from hourly rates to contingency fees. At Tomorrow Law P.C, we offer free consultations so you can talk to an attorney about costs and our fee structure before deciding to proceed.
Tomorrow Law™ Will Fight for Your Employee Rights
If you think you have a wrongful termination claim, contact us soon and let us explain how we can assist you. We’ve won over $45 million in employment law settlements and verdicts and will work as hard to obtain your just compensation. As your wrongful termination attorneys in California, you can count on top-notch legal advice and fierce advocacy; we’ll fight tirelessly to secure your best possible outcome. Reach out today and let one of our compassionate, committed advocates explain how we can help you.
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