Wrongful Termination Lawyer in Long Beach, California
Wrongful termination occurs when an employer terminates an employee based on non-business legitimate reasons. While California is an at-will state, meaning that an employer can terminate you without notice or cause, that does not mean that they can discriminate, retaliate, and/or use a non-business reason to make their decision to terminate you. Wrongful termination laws are in place to protect employees from illegal practices.
What are Some Examples of Wrongful Termination?
Some examples that may constitute wrongful termination, include:
- Discrimination – Complaining to management and/or HR about discrimination in the workplace and being terminated for doing so.
- Sexual Harassment – Rejecting unconsented sexual advances and being terminated for rejecting these unlawful advances.
- Whistleblower Retaliation – Complaining about possible violations of law and being terminated shortly after.
- FMLA – Being Terminated after having a baby or taking care of a loved one.
- OSHA Complaints – Complaining about unsafe working conditions and being terminated after your complaints.
- Wage and Hour Complaints – Terminated following complaints of unlawful wage and hour violations.
Our Long Beach employment law attorneys provide legal representation in the following practice areas:
- Class Actions
- Rest & Meal Breaks
- Sexual Harassment
- Wage & Hour
- Workplace Harassment
What If I Was Forced to Quit?
In California, an employee may sue an employer for constructive discharge even if they quit their job. Constructive discharge occurs when a California employer, for unlawful reasons, knowingly creates harsh, intolerable working conditions for an employee to the point where the employee is forced to quit. An example of this is when an employee makes a complaint about unlawful practices, and in retaliation, management intentionally create a hostile work environment that leads the employee to quit.
Do You Believe You Were Wrongfully Terminated? Our Long Beach Wrongful Termination Attorneys Can Help
If you believe that you were wrongfully terminated because you complained about discriminatory, retaliatory, and/or harassing conduct in the workplace, you may have a viable claim for wrongful termination against your employer. Contact our skilled employment law attorneys in Long Beach at Ricardo Lopez Law, P.C. by calling 213-634-7979 to schedule a free consultation today.
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