Many workers in California have at-will employment, meaning an employer can terminate an employee without warning. If you believe your employer unfairly fired you, you may have grounds to file a wrongful termination claim.
I am Jose A. Gonzalez, Attorney at Law. Workers in all industries in the Bay Area have turned to me to resolve serious employment law violations, including harassment, discrimination, and wrongful terminations. I understand how difficult your situation is, and I will fight to protect your rights through both litigation and aggressive negotiation.
Did My Employer Illegally Fire Me?
A lot of terminations that feel wrongful may not be illegal under state or federal employment law. For a termination to become wrongful, it must be for one of the following underlying reasons:
- Termination due to your age, race, sex or another discriminatory characteristic
- Termination as a means of retaliating against you for filing a discrimination lawsuit, filing a harassment claim or requesting medical leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
- Termination that violates your employment contract
Due to California's at-will laws, it can be difficult to prove a firing was illegal. I provide the close communication and realistic expectations you need to make an informed decision. If I believe the termination was wrongful, I will be your strongest ally.
Protecting Whistleblowers From Retaliatory Actions
Whistleblowers who report unsafe workspaces, criminal activity or other illegal actions have strong protections against terminations in California. Doing what is right should never cost you your career. I will help you file a whistleblower claim that holds your employer accountable for their wrongdoing.
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