Wrongful termination can upend your entire personal and professional life, making it difficult to find new employment, pay bills, and provide for your family. If you think your employer illegally fired you, contact the San Francisco wrongful termination lawyer at The Armstrong Law Firm. We have spent years building a track record and reputation for success so that clients know they can put their trust in our legal team.
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Wrongful Termination Attorneys in Northern California
Were you wrongfully terminated by your employer? 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 at a high level, you may also be entitled to punitive damages.
At The Armstrong Law Firm, we have obtained millions of dollars on behalf of clients in recent years, winning favorable results in unlawful termination cases against some of California’s largest employers.
Consultation: To request a time to talk with one of our wrongful termination attorneys, please contact us online. With offices in San Francisco, San Jose, Sausalito and Oakland, we serve clients in the Bay Area and throughout Northern California.
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What Counts As Wrongful Termination in California?
California is an “at-will” employment state. This means that for most employees, their employer may fire them at any time and can terminate them at any time so long as it’s not for an unlawful reason. The termination may be unfair, but being unfair is not necessarily unlawful unless it violates a specific law.
There are situations where job termination may be unlawful:
- Discrimination: If the termination was unlawful discrimination on the basis of your age, race, sex, religion, national origin or other protected classification
- Retaliation: 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
- Breach of employment contract: If you had a written or verbal employment contract and the termination violated the terms and conditions of that agreement, speak to a San Francisco breach of contract lawyer
- Non-participation in illegal activity: If you were fired after refusing to carry out an illegal act on behalf of your employer
- Violation of state or federal employment law: If you were fired in a manner that is in violation of California or federal law such as being a whistleblower
It can be very difficult to prove that you were terminated for one of the reasons mentioned above, which is why you should contact our experienced San Francisco employment attorneys to determine if you have a valid wrongful termination claim.
Evaluating Your Case with a San Francisco Wrongful Termination Attorney
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and state agencies regulate wrongful termination matters. After an exhaustive review or investigation, you may arrive at the conclusion that you have a viable case.
Our San Francisco wrongful termination attorney will review your case for several factors, including:
- Company policies
- Professional performance
- Years employed
- Other relevant factors
A straightforward and accurate assessment of your situation will help you manage expectations, understand your situation, and devise a plan of action for the given circumstances. If there is a legal opportunity to get the money you deserve after a wrongful termination, The Armstrong Law Firm will unwaveringly share this information, present your options, and act on your behalf.
Constructive Dismissal Vs. A Retaliation Firing
Although wrongful termination, by definition, concerns the illegal firing of an employee, a claim may also be brought for constructive dismissal if an employee feels that he or she has no choice but to quit a job. California recognizes that in some cases, an employer may make working conditions so intolerable for an employee in a protected group that any reasonable person would feel compelled to resign. If you felt forced to quit a job because your employer made your job conditions unbearable, our attorneys can help determine whether you may have a valid legal claim.
Whistleblowers Are Protected By Law
There are both state and federal laws in place that are designed to protect whistleblowers from wrongful termination and retaliatory discharge. These laws are meant to allow employees to notify the government about illegal employer practices without having to fear being fired.
The Armstrong Law Firm Will Help You Fight Back
You deserve compensation for the harm suffered over your employer’s wrongful termination. The San Francisco wrongful termination lawyer at The Armstrong Law Firm will pursue a civil award for lost wages, lost benefits, mental anguish, and more. We will also let you know if we think your case is a good candidate for demanding punitive damages where negligence occurred.
Our legal team has fought for the rights of hardworking San Franciscans and California for years. Our wrongful termination attorneys will put our resources, knowledge, and experience behind your case so that you have every chance at getting the outcome you want and deserve.
Consult With A Top-Rated Wrongful Termination Lawyer in San Francisco
If you think you have been wrongfully terminated or if you are being threatened with termination in violation of the law, please complete our online contact form for a Consultation. You can also contact us directly at (415) 909-3945. We can let you know if we think you have a wrongful termination claim against your employer.