Southern California Wrongful Termination Attorney
If you have been fired from your job in a wrongful termination, you will most likely be justifiably upset. Your legal rights may have been violated by your employer which, along with the distress of losing your means of financial support, can be a source of anxiety for both you and any family members you support. If you believe your employee rights have been violated through a wrongful termination anywhere in Southern California, you should consult with a wrongful termination lawyer at our firm immediately. At Lara & Luna APC, you will find tenacious and skilled legal representation aimed at resolving this matter swiftly and efficiently.
Wrongful Termination in California
Most employees do not have employment contracts and are considered “at will” employees under California law. This means that you and your employer have entered into an implied agreement that allows you to quit your job at any time for any reason and that your employer can terminate you for any or no reason whenever he or she sees fit. There are, however, exceptions to this rule which may give you legal rights which can be exercised.
An employer cannot fire you for a reason that violates any state or federal law, regulation, or provision. If you are fired in retaliation for refusing to violate any of these laws or for making a complaint about violations that you have seen in the workplace, you may have a viable claim of wrongful termination. For example, it is illegal for an employer to terminate an employee because of their race, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, disability, or national origin. You may also have a claim for wrongful termination if you make a complaint about harassment or discrimination in the workplace and are subsequently fired.
Consult With An Experienced Employment Attorney
Many other examples and situations exist which can be considered cases of wrongful termination. Because of this, you should always consult with Lara & Luna APC for an wrongful termination attorney to discuss the specific facts and circumstances of your case and to get pertinent legal advice based on your situation.
In any type of wrongful termination claim, you may be entitled to damages for lost wages because of the wrongful termination in addition to emotional distress and exemplary damages. Because every case is different, it is important that you discuss your particular situation with a Southern California wrongful termination attorney at Lara & Luna APC so that you can get the specific legal counsel you need. Our firm serves clients throughout Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino and San Diego Counties.