If you suspect you have been fired illegally, turn to our experienced wrongful termination attorneys for help.
Losing a job is never easy. However, you may feel even more upset about the situation if you suspect you have been a victim of wrongful termination.
The good news is, you are not powerless in the face of wrongful termination. Instead, you can and should take legal action against your employer with help from The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker.
We Will Fight For You
We handle wrongful termination cases in partnership with the respected employment law firm of Perona, Langer, Beck, Serbin and Harrison, which enables us to dedicate ample resources to every case and provide the top-quality representation necessary to fight back against even the biggest and most powerful employers. You can rely on our attorneys to provide accurate information about the merits of your case and fight aggressively to secure a beneficial outcome. Depending on your goals, this could be a reinstatement in your job and/or monetary compensation.
What Qualifies as Wrongful Termination?
Since California is an “at will” employment state, companies have the freedom to fire workers at any time, for reasons related to their job performance or for no reason at all. However, if the firing is based on an illegal reason, it will qualify as wrongful termination.
Illegal reasons for dismissal include:
Discrimination: It is considered wrongful termination for any employer to dismiss a worker based solely on their:
- Age (if over 40)
- Sexual orientation
- National origin
- Gender Identity and expression
Retaliation: Sometimes, employers try to fire workers who participate in activities they don’t approve of. This constitutes retaliation, and it is illegal. Examples of activities that could motivate retaliation include:
- Reporting unlawful practices at the company
- Reporting unsafe work conditions
- Taking time off to vote or serve jury duty
- Taking family leave or medical leave
- Filing a discrimination or harassment complaint
Contract Violations: If your employee-employer relationship is governed by a contract, this contract should cover the procedures to follow in case of dismissal. When employers fail to follow the stipulations of the contract, this can constitute wrongful termination.
Act Now to Protect Your Rights
It is imperative that you act quickly following a wrongful termination to preserve your ability to build a compelling case against your employer. Your first step should be contacting a wrongful termination attorney. You will also need to:
- Secure a copy of your complete employee personnel file
- Read your performance reviews and discipline records to see if your employer can argue that they had legal grounds for firing you.
- Document all important events related to your employment, including any incidents of harassment or discrimination
- Make a formal written complaint to your employer and submit it by fax, email, or certified letter
Time restrictions do apply to wrongful termination claims, so please do not delay in bringing your case to our firm’s attention. The sooner you contact us, the sooner we can begin working on your behalf.
Now You May Wonder…
…Can I Afford a Wrongful Termination Attorney?
It is perfectly understandable that you may be worried about the cost of hiring an attorney now that you are out of work. Fortunately, at The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker, we will represent you on a contingency fee basis. This means you only have to pay for our services if and when we win your case. If we don’t win, you don’t pay, so there is literally no risk in retaining our services.
It All Starts with a Free Consultation
Take the first step towards securing justice and compensation for your wrongful termination by contacting The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker and requesting a free initial consultation. You can reach us at 800-333-0000 or fill out our convenient online case submission form.