Suing for wrongful termination
If you believe that your employer fired or laid you off from your job because of race, gender, age, sexual orientation/gender identity, religion, and national origin, call us at 888-762-0297 and ask to speak with a wrongful termination lawyer.
We can help clients resolve their wrongful termination claims in Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Diego, and throughout all other counties in California.
We don't charge for consultations.
California is an "at-will" employment state. "At-will" employment means that your employer can fire you at any time for any reason but not an illegal or prohibited reason or a breach of your contract.
Wrongful termination in violation of federal laws
Firing an employee because of race, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, religion, pregnancy status, military or veteran status, or due to their bias about your abilities based on your age, a physical or mental disability (including, in some cases) a disability of someone you're associated with is illegal in the US.
Wrongful termination in violation of public policy
In California, you can sue for wrongful termination if it happened in violation of public policy, such as:
Exercising a legal right – for example, voting, or
Refusing to do something illegal (e.g., submitting false tax returns or lying on reports your company presents to the government), or
Reporting illegal conduct.
Wrongful termination laws in California
The laws protecting California workers include the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), the Labor Code, and the Industrial Welfare Commission's Wage Orders.
When can you sue for wrongful termination?
In California, if your employer fired you due to a) harassment or discrimination, b) breach of your employment contract, or c) refusing to engage in or reporting illegal activities, d) unsafe working conditions during COVID-19, you might have a valid wrongful termination claim.