Three Things To Look For In Wrongful Termination

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The Kaufman Law FirmNovember 24, 2020Wrongful Termination

No one wants to get fired, especially in this economy. With the ups and downs of coronavirus, getting fired from a job is the last thing we want to think about. Yet, even during a global pandemic, employers will do shady dealings. Wrongful Termination is more than just feeling slighted by your job. It’s not about hurt feelings or pride. Wrongful termination is a real issue in the workplace. So much so that there is a whole government department dedicated to it: the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. As wrongful termination attorneys in Los Angeles at the Kaufman Law Firm, our job is to take up your claim after the EEOCgives us the green light.

Tip 1: At-Will is not an excuse

California is an at-will employment state. This means that an employer can fire you for any reason or no reason at any time. However, there are laws and regulations that are in place to protect people from getting fired due to discrimination. For example,

  • An employer cannot fire an employee because of their race, gender, or age.
  • An employer cannot fire for retaliation for employee reporting or complaining about unethical business or behavior.
  • An employee cannot be fired because they were sexually harassed, and the employer is concerned about you telling on them.
  • An employer cannot fire someone by violating an existing or implied employment contract.
  • And, finally, an employer cannot fire an employee if they are a whistleblower.

These regulations and laws are put in place because an employer does not have the right to just fire people. Even though at-will says there doesn’t have to be a reason, you are entitled to make sure you were not fired for those reasons listed above.

Tip 2: Go To EEOC

The EEOC is the first step. Either you can file, or you can ask us to help you with the filing. State and federal law provide a timeline for when an employee can file a suit against their employer. Typically, the employee has 180 days to file a complaint with the EEOC. The EEOC follows up on the claim. Once the claim is legitimized and the issue is still not resolved, the EEOC will give notice that the employee can now have the right to sue.

Tip 3: Hire Attorneys with Experience

Discrimination cases are not easy. They require lots of paperwork, depositions, and finding the root of discriminatory behavior. Our attorneys at The Kaufman Law Firm have over 20 years of experience. We know what it takes to move your claim to the right court to get the right answer. In cases such as these, compensation looks like

  • Recovery of lost wages
  • Reinstatement to your job
  • Court costs and legal fees
  • Pain and suffering damages
  • Possible punitive damages

We are in the business in helping the employees. We are in the business of helping you. You can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling us at 310-981-3404

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