California is an “at-will” employment state. That means that employees can quit their job at any time and employers can eliminate the position at any time. It does not mean, however, that an employer is allowed to violate a worker’s civil rights when terminating the employee. Workers who believe they have been wrongfully terminated based on discriminatory policies or actions by their employer may sue for compensation for the loss of wages and earnings, punitive damages, and legal fees.
At Leigh Law Group in San Francisco, our employment law lawyers protect the rights of workers throughout California. We have a successful record of recovering financial compensation for individuals and groups of employees (class action lawsuits) who face violations of their state and federal rights in the workplace.
Harassed Into Quitting?
Employers often try to avoid the cost of unemployment insurance premiums by using a tactic known as constructive discharge. This simply means engaging in actions they know will be detrimental to a worker’s success on the job until the worker gets frustrated and quits. Constructive discharge actions often include harassment or demoting a worker to a menial task far below the worker’s qualifications. Courts often see right through the strategy and side with the worker when the evidence is clear.
Did You Face Wrongful Termination? Our Attorneys Are Here For You.
Our record of successful employment law litigation includes wrongful termination related to:
- Discrimination based on race, sex, sexual preference, or religious or cultural identity
- Constructive discharge — tactics designed to force a worker to quit
- Firing a worker out of retaliation for reporting a workplace violation, whistleblowing
You Have Questions. Let Us Answer Them For You.
Everyone who has ever been fired knows how humiliating and frustrating it can be. However, not every termination is a wrongful discharge. In fact, the laws are carefully written and complex. Winning a wrongful termination lawsuit requires a preponderance of evidence that the employer took calculated action for specific reasons.
Leigh Law Group offers a consultation to discuss the circumstances of your termination. We will answer your questions, review the evidence and explain your best options for moving forward with a lawsuit if we determine you have legitimate cause for legal recourse.
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