Getting fired isn't easy on anyone. However, it can be especially troubling if you believe you were wrongfully terminated from your job. Wrongful termination occurs when an employer fires an employee in violation of the law. This might include being terminated for discriminatory reasons, such as race, gender, religion, or age, or for reporting illegal or unethical behavior in the workplace. Fortunately, if you've been wrongfully terminated, you have options moving forward.
Understand Your Legal Rights
Employment in California is generally considered "at-will," meaning that employers and employees are free to terminate the employment relationship at any time, for any reason or no reason, subject to certain exceptions. However, there are cases where an employee's termination may be considered wrongful and can result in legal action. Wrongful termination occurs when an employee is fired for discriminatory, harassing, or retaliatory reasons, such as filing a complaint about unsafe working conditions or harassment.
If you believe you were wrongfully terminated, it's important to gather as much evidence as possible. This might include emails or other communication related to your termination and any documentation related to your job performance.
Additionally, you may want to collect the names of other employees who can support your claims of discrimination or retaliation.
Consider Your Options
Once you've gathered evidence and understand your legal rights, you can consider your options. This might include filing a complaint with the equal employment opportunity commission (EEOC), which investigates workplace discrimination claims. Additionally, you may want to consider hiring an attorney to help you navigate your options.
Employment Law Attorneys in California
If you believe you were wrongfully terminated, It's important to seek legal guidance. Our team of experienced attorneys here at Polaris Law Group can help you understand your options and develop a strategy moving forward. With over 25 years of experience in employment law, we want to help you get the compensation you deserve, and payment is only required if a full recovery is made.
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