Employment Law Firm. Based on California’s Labor Code, employment relationships are “at will,” which is defined under California Labor Code § 2922. This is true of circumstances with no specified duration of employment. Under this arrangement, employers can terminate the employment relationship without warning or cause at any time. Exceptions to this rule exist, and these are often considered cases of wrongful termination. Some exceptions include the termination of an employee based on discrimination, retaliation, the employee’s participation in a union action, or the employee’s refusal to carry out an illegal activity. You can argue that you were wrongfully demoted or terminated if your workplace is unable to follow its own specified procedures for dismissal. If you have been wrongfully terminated, you should speak with one of our Los Angeles employment lawyers at once.
Under California law, the courts hold that an employer’s right to terminate at will is subject to limits based on public policy. The purpose of that rule is to prevent employers from coercing employees into taking illegal or harmful actions to retain their position at the company. The state’s laws protect individuals who are wrongfully discharged for performing actions which public policy would encourage or for refusing actions that public policy would condemn. Your employer is therefore permitted to fire at will unless their reasons for dismissing you are illegal. One of our skilled attorneys can closely review the facts of your case to determine whether you have been wrongfully terminated. We can help you build a case that addresses your wrongful termination to get the compensation you deserve.
PROVING WRONGFUL TERMINATION
For wrongful termination to be proven, the plaintiff will have to prove that their termination from the company was in violation of the California Labor Code. As you seek to prove that your termination violated a common law cause of action, we can help you build a strong case. At Peter Law Group, we can help you obtain justice after being unlawfully fired from a position. Lawsuits of this kind are complex and challenging. In most circumstances, evidence is difficult to obtain and thus, wrongful termination is hard to prove. As an at-will employee, you will be facing a substantial number of challenges as you seek to resolve your case, but we can be by your side throughout each stage of the process.
LEGAL GUIDANCE FROM OUR LOS ANGELES EMPLOYMENT ATTORNEYS
Our Los Angeles wrongful termination attorneys can review various records to find support of your case. By examining employment agreements, we can determine whether immediate evidence of wrongful termination is available because employment agreements contain conditions of employment and grounds for the worker’s termination. We can also investigate the company manual, your job description, statements from other employees, payroll records, and the employment application. As we seek evidence of wrongful termination, our goal will be to protect your rights. Do not attempt to navigate this process on your own. We are accessible 24 / 7, so do not hesitate to call.
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