I Believe I Was Wrongfully Terminated. Do I Have A Case?
The vast majority of California employees are employed “at will.” An at-will employee can be fired (or terminated) at any time, for almost any reason. However, an employer in California who fires an at-will employee because they are a member of a protected class will be liable for discrimination, retaliation and wrongful termination under the California Fair Employment and Housing Act.
If you believe you were wrongfully terminated, it is crucial that you speak with an experienced attorney as soon as possible. Ranojoy “Raj” Guha, founder of Guha Law, has helped countless clients since receiving his Juris Doctor in 2013. He is eager to help those who need it most and represents their best interests.
Common Examples Of Wrongful Termination
A California employer cannot legally fire an employee because they engaged in any one of hundreds of activities protected under California anti-retaliation laws, including:
- Reporting or refusing to participate in illegal activity or unsafe conditions at work
- Reporting unhealthy or unsafe working conditions to your employer or CAL-OSHA
- Reporting sexual harassment or another workplace harassment to human resources
- “Moonlighting,” or performing side jobs that do not conflict or compete with your employer’s business activities
It’s still important to understand that a California at-will employee can legally be fired at any time for many reasons that might seem unfair. For example, an employer in Orange, California, could fire a worker simply because:
- They failed to attend or was late to meetings
- They don’t get along well with a supervisor or another employee
- They forgot to flush the toilet in the employee restroom
Ultimately, the California “at-will” rule also allows an employer to fire or lay off an employee for no reason at all. That’s why California employers usually refuse to give any reason at all when they fire an employee in order to protect themselves if they face lawsuits from those employees after termination.
This Can’t Wait; Call Today
If you think you’ve been a victim of wrongful termination, you need to understand the powerful rights available to employees under California law. Please don’t delay. Call 657-230-2416 to schedule a free consultation with our Orange, California, wrongful termination lawyer today. Contingency representation arrangements are accepted.