When an employee is wrongfully terminated, they may have a legal claim against their employer. To prove wrongful termination, the employee must prove that the termination decision was motivated by discrimination or other illegal reasons. Our California employment law attorneys explain what an employee needs to prove that they were wrongfully terminated.
Wrongful Termination in California
If you feel like you were wrongfully terminated by your employer, you may be wondering what kind of evidence you need to prove it. In California, employment is generally “at-will.” That means that either the employer or the employee can end the employment relationship at any time, for any reason (with a few exceptions).
To prove wrongful termination, you will need to demonstrate that your employer violated an employment contract or acted unlawfully. If you do not have an employment contract, you will need to prove that your employer's actions go against employment laws. Some examples of unlawful termination include firing someone based on discriminatory reasons or as a form of retaliation for reporting illegal activity or sexual harassment.
Have you been wrongfully terminated? Here are some factors to consider:
Were you fired for an illegal reason?
Did your employer violate your contract?
Are you a victim of discrimination or sexual harassment in the workplace?
Did you witness or report wrongdoing at your company?
If you answered “yes” to any of the questions above, you may have experienced wrongful termination.
Seek Legal Guidance
If you believe you have been wrongfully terminated, it is important to speak with an experienced employment law attorney who can analyze your situation and help you understand your options. An attorney can also help gather evidence to support your claim and represent you in court, if necessary. Our team at Polaris Law Group has the knowledge and experience needed to help you get the compensation you deserve. Let our team analyze your situation to determine if you have a valid case.
Contact our Los Angeles employment law attorneys today at (888) 796-4010 to schedule a consultation!