Woodland Hills Wrongful Termination Lawyers
Seeking Justice for Unlawfully Fired Employees
Firings are a reality for nearly every company in the marketplace. Sometimes an employee's job performance or conduct is unacceptable, other times their position is no longer essential to the company's success. Occasionally, however, an employee is fired for reasons that are not only unjust but violate local or federal laws. When this happens, the employer can be held liable for their actions.
If you believe you have been unfairly fired from your job, to contact our trusted Woodland Hills wrongful termination attorneys today. Payab & Associates is a leading Southern California employment law firm that has recovered millions for wronged workers.
Do you suspect you were wrongfully fired? Let us help you protect your rights. Reach out to our attorneys in Woodland Hills to request a free, confidential case evaluation.
Determining an Illegal Firing in California
It is important to establish whether or not your employer was acting in the wrong when they fired you. California is an at-will state. This means an employee's position can be terminated at any time, for any reason, as long as the reason does not fall under wrongful termination.
Under state and federal law, there are numerous circumstances in which termination can be categorized as wrongful.
Your employer was in the wrong if they fired you:
- Due to discrimination, whether based on national origin, sexual orientation, religion, or membership in another protected group
- Due to a whistleblower action (retaliation)
- Due to your unwillingness to break the law
- Due to your exercising a legal right
- Due to another legal suit filed against the company
- In violation of an existing employment contract
What to Do If You Were Fired Unlawfully
If you believe your termination involved one of the above circumstances, you may have a viable claim against your former employer. Wrongful termination can be difficult to prove due to employers' concealing the real motives behind their actions. Therefore, it's important to reach out to an attorney for the best chance of success.
Our firm is well-versed in investigating the facts behind our clients' claims for wrongful termination. We can create a clear narrative vividly showcasing the employer's wrongdoing in these cases. Our wrongful discharge attorneys have the resources to thoroughly assess your claim and diligently pursue the relief you deserve.
We're ready to stand with you. Call our Woodland Hills law office at (818) 918-5522 today for assistance with filing a wrongful termination claim.