Wrongful Termination

We have great compassion for our employment law practice because it is something that touches nearly everyone. We understand how hard employees work at their jobs. If your livelihood is threatened by unlawful employment practices, we will fight for justice.

Listening To Your Story With Compassion

Chances are that you can think of at least one occasion where your boss acted unfairly. Perhaps you suspect you are being treated differently because of a protected category such as sex, race, gender, religion or national origin. Perhaps you are struggling to perform your work duties because your employer has not reasonably accommodated your disability. Alternatively, maybe you have already lost your job.

Utilizing Both Federal And State Employment Protections

Our job is to help you in situations where your employer's unfair behavior crosses the line into legal misconduct. Various federal and state employment laws grant you certain basic rights in the workplace, including:

  • Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 applies to an employer with 15 or more employees and prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, race, color, national origin or religion
  • California's Fair Employment and Housing Act provides even broader protections, including prohibitions against age or sexual orientation discrimination

  • The Americans With Disabilities Act requires an employer to provide reasonable accommodations so that a disabled worker can continue to fulfill his or her duties

  • The Fair Labor Standards Act guarantees appropriate compensation based on your classification, such as overtime pay
  • The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 provides for the right to complain about unsafe working conditions without fear of retaliation
  • The Conscientious Employee Protection Act and other whistleblower laws provide a mechanism for employees to report unlawful conduct without fear of retaliation

Gathering The Evidence To Prove Your Claim

Yet, it may seem daunting to assert your rights under these employment laws. One of the most common hurdles is evidentiary. Your employer may attempt to characterize the wrongful termination as performance-based. We utilize civil discovery techniques, including interrogatories, document requests and subpoenas, to investigate an employer's practices and procedures. If your employer terminated you for illegal reasons, it is essential to remember that you may have legal options. Take the first step by reaching out to an experienced employment law firm.

Contact A Workplace Termination Attorney

If you have suffered an adverse employment action, you need to understand your legal rights. Our law office takes the time to listen to your story and your specific workplace harm. Call our Woodland Hills office at 818-924-2066, or complete our online contact form to schedule your free initial consultation today.