Category: Wrongful Termination

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When to Expect Final Paychecks, Severance Pay, and Other Benefits After a Layoff in California

The Kaufman Law FirmDecember 29, 2018

If you have lost your job in a layoff or plant closing, you are most likely worried about not receiving your final paycheck, severance pay, and other benefits. On top of that, the thought of having to find a new job is probably so overwhelming that you want to drop everything and catch a flight […]

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How Do I Deal With Wrongful Termination?

The Kaufman Law FirmDecember 15, 2018

Finding a job that we like is really hard. We do what we can to find something interesting and that plays into our strengths so that we can eventually climb up the ladder to an even better job with even better pay. As young adults, we are told that if you just work hard and […]

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Yes, Even ‘Freelancers’ Between Jobs May Be Eligible For Unemployment Benefits (And Other Surprising Situations In Which You May Qualify)

The Kaufman Law FirmDecember 1, 2018

Unemployment insurance programs offer a myriad of benefits to eligible workers who have lost a job “through no fault of their own.” Oftentimes, workers in California overlook that safety net, thinking that they are not eligible or, for some reason, do not qualify for unemployment benefits. Eligibility rules, trying to get a consultation from someone […]

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Mass Layoff Or Wrongful Termination? You May Be Entitled To Sue Your California Employer

The Kaufman Law FirmOctober 19, 2018

Was “mass layoff” the excuse given by your employer to explain why you were fired? You may have just been wrongfully terminated if your employer failed to comply with California’s WARN Act. For example, have you received at least 60 days’ notice prior to the firing, which your employer refers to as a “mass layoff”? […]

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Wrongfully Terminated, Rightfully Compensated

The Kaufman Law FirmAugust 3, 2018

We couldn’t believe this when we saw it. A fire engineer has filed a lawsuit against the Five Cities Fire Authority claiming wrongful termination. Jarrid Boyer claims he was terminated from his position after he discovered that the Fire Authority was not paying into the California Public Employees Retirement System for reserve firefighters who worked […]

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How Do I Know If I’Ve Been Wrongfully Terminated From My Job?

The Kaufman Law FirmJuly 13, 2018

For the most part, employment in the United States is considered at-will employment. This means that both the employer and the employee can terminate the employment without reason or notice. Despite this, there are protections in place against what is known as wrongful termination in California. Our California wrongful termination lawyer would like to discuss […]

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What Do You Do When You’re Wrongfully Terminated?

The Kaufman Law FirmJune 29, 2018

It’s horrible when you get fired. Now you have to find a whole new source of income without any notice ahead of time. It’s even worse when you know it wasn’t fair. You may have a case for wrongful termination and not even know it. Most employees in the state of California can be terminated […]

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Constructive Discharge And Wrongful Termination: Can I Still Sue If I Quit?

The Kaufman Law FirmMay 18, 2018

You may have a variety of reasons for quitting your job. Perhaps the hours were terrible, or the pay was less than ideal. But, if you left because your employer made your workplace intolerable, you may have a legal claim. This type of action is called “constructive discharge.” Essentially, your employer has made your work […]

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The Impact Of Social Media On Your Wrongful Termination Case: Why You Should Deactivate Your Accounts

The Kaufman Law FirmMay 10, 2018

Social media has become a key part of our modern lifestyle. Some people cannot go a day without posting something on their Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook. And while you are probably aware of the fact that social media users are more prone to depression and low self-esteem, you have one more reason to quit social […]

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Fired To Avoid Paying Commissions Or Bonuses: Is It Wrongful Termination?

The Kaufman Law FirmApril 13, 2018

California employment laws make it clear that firing an employee to avoid paying wages constitutes wrongful termination, but what about terminating a worker to avoid paying commissions or bonuses due? This is a problem that happens way too often, especially in the tech industry and among start-up companies, and many terminated workers in Los Angeles […]

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Have You Been Wrongfully

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Your job is more than just a source of income. It is a major part of your lifestyle. If you have been the victim of wrongful termination, wrongful demotion or any kind of discriminatory business practices, it is time to take action and contact a Ventura employment law attorney that can help. Attorney Matthew A. Kaufman and the team at The Kaufman Law Firm bring experience and a vast arsenal of legal resources to help clients recover the money they deserve.

To learn more, contact our Westlake Village or Los Angeles law office today and schedule an initial consultation to discuss your case.

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