Los Angeles Wrongful Termination Lawyer
At C&B Law Group, our wrongful termination attorneys have experience representing those who have been unlawfully terminated. Whether it may have been a matter of discrimination, retaliation, or another violation of your legal rights, we’re here to help hold employers accountable for their actions.
In California, the default employment status is “at-will.” At-will employment means that an employee can be fired at any time with or without cause. Likewise, an at-will employee may leave their place of employment at any time.
However, there are several reasons for termination that would be a breach of an employee’s legal rights and therefore considered illegal. For example, it would be illegal for an employer to fire you based on any of the protected classes below:
The Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) outlines all of the protected classes and prohibits both sexual harassment and retaliation.
Retaliation occurs when an employer punishes an employee for engaging in a legally protected act. Any kind of adverse action taken as a result of an employee engaging in a protected act is considered a punishment. Below are some of the common adverse actions that we’ve seen employees face:
- Termination or demotion
- Reduced pay or benefits
- Denial of promotion or denial of pay increase
- Getting transferred to another position or location
The government knows that employers may try to silence and punish employees that speak up about wrongdoings. For this reason, there are a number of both state and federal laws that protect your right to report misconduct. You shouldn’t have to fear the consequences of engaging in legally protected activities such as:
- Reporting harassment
- Reporting discrimination
- Reporting unsafe work conditions or other labor code violations
- Reporting company violation of any laws
- Refusing to engage in discriminatory or otherwise illegal activity
If you were wrongfully terminated or feel that your employer has retaliated against you, reach out to our Los Angeles lawyers today for a free consultation.