Corren & Corren regularly represents both employees and employers in all types of wrongful termination cases including allegations involving discrimination, harassment, breach of contract, retaliation, disability, wage and hour violations, reasonable accommodation, whistleblowing, health and safety, and defamation.
California law presumes most employment relationships are “at will.” Absent some sort of employment contract which can create a definitive term of employment, both employees and employers usually are allowed to terminate an employment relationship at any time, with or without cause. Consequently, most reasons for terminating an employee are not illegal.
Some of the more common illegal termination reasons include:
- A Termination Based on Illegal Discrimination
- Terminating an Employee Because the Employee Has Complained to a Law Enforcement and/or a Government Agency
- Terminating an Employee Because of Wage and Hour Complaints
- Terminating an Employee Who Was Not Reasonably Accommodated
- Terminating an Employee Because of a Physical and/or Mental Disability
- Terminating an Employee Because the Employee Has Complained About Discrimination And/or harassment issues
Employees who have been wrongfully terminated are potentially entitled to certain remedies including:
- Lost Wages
- Lost Employment Benefits
- Mental and Emotional Distress Damages
- Legal Expenses
If you believe you have been wrongfully terminated or you are an employer being accused of wrongful termination, please contact our office for a free consultation.