If you were recently fired from your job, you may be entitled to monetary damages for lost wages and emotional distress as a result of wrongful termination. If your employer's behavior was egregious enough to violate the law, you may also be entitled to punitive damages.
The employment lawyers at The Armstrong Law Firm have successfully represented hundreds of wrongful termination clients in San Francisco, Oakland and San Jose. They have obtained millions of dollars on behalf of their clients in recent years, winning favorable judgments in unlawful termination cases against some of California's largest employers.
At-Will Employee Rights & California Discrimination Laws
California is an "at-will" employment state. This means that for most employees, their employer may fire them at any time and for any reason. The termination may be unfair, but it is not unlawful. However, there are situations where job termination may be unlawful:
- If the termination was unlawful discrimination on the basis of your age, race, sex, religion, national origin or other protected classification.
- If the termination was in retaliation for exercising your rights, such as taking leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), filing a sexual harassment complaint or supporting another's claim.
- If you had a written or verbal employment contract and the termination violated the terms and conditions of that contract.
It can be very difficult to prove that you were terminated for one of the reasons mentioned above, which is why you should contact an experienced employment attorney to determine if you have a valid claim. The existence of an employment contract may provide a basis for action, but is not necessary to commence an action to obtain justice in a wrongful termination case.
"I hired The Armstrong Law Firm for an age discrimination, wrongful termination case. Kelly Armstrong came highly recommended to me from other employees that she had represented before. I went straight to her and she was focused, aggressive and did not stop advocating for me. They fought for me for over two years and won. If she'll take your case, I'd hire her. I'd also hire her again to help me."
Reviewed By: James H.
Publish Date: January 12, 2012
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If you think you have been wrongfully terminated, or if you are being threatened with termination in violation of the law, the Armstrong Law Firm may be able to help you. We will analyze the circumstances of your termination to determine if there is any evidence of unlawful conduct. We will then clearly lay out the best options for seeking redress and develop a strategy that incorporates your goals and seeks to secure the best possible resolution to your situation.
Our employment attorneys passionately defend your rights and help you assert your rights under the law to obtain the compensation you deserve! To schedule a free initial consultation to review your claim, call 415-692-0462 or contact us online .Click here for your Free Case Evaluation