Capable Attorneys for Wrongful Termination Claims

Wrongfully terminated workers may be unsure if they can take legal action. In addition to this stress, the unexpected loss of a job, especially for illegal reasons, can leave a person unprepared and without savings. At JLG Lawyers, we fight to get our wrongful termination clients maximum compensation for their cases.

Our offices in Glendale and San Francisco serve labor and employment law clients throughout California. Call our firm at 818-630-9099 to get immediate help with your wrongful termination case. There are statutes of limitation for wrongful termination cases, so you should contact our firm as soon as possible.

Understanding What Qualifies as Wrongful Termination

Your first step in filing a wrongful termination claim is to determine if your employer broke the law when it fired you. Most workers in California are "at-will" employees. This designation means that businesses can fire employees for nearly any reason or for no reason at all. Even with this "at-will" designation, however, federal and state laws such as the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) protect employees from wrongful termination.

For example, employers in California cannot fire or discriminate against an employee because of his or her:

  • Physical or mental disability
  • Use of protected time off
  • Pregnancy status
  • Race or national origin
  • Religion or religious practices
  • Gender
  • Age
  • Sexual orientation
  • Gender identity
  • Political affiliation

Retaliation and Employment Contracts

Employees may also have a wrongful termination claim because of employment contracts and retaliation. Some employees may have a written or implied employment contract that explains the reasons why they can face termination. Employers who break these contracts when firing an employee may be responsible for paying back wages and other benefits.

Workers who were fired for filing a complaint or reporting illegal behavior may have a wrongful termination or retaliation claim. Our attorneys can go over the actions that led to your termination and determine if a claim is possible.

Do Not Face Your Wrongful Termination Case Alone

Our attorneys have experience with wrongful termination cases in Los Angeles and across the state. You can talk to our lawyers in a free, half-hour, in-person consultation by calling 818-630-9099. You can also send us your case details by using the contact form. Se habla español.