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Your job is more than just a place to work from 9 to 5 and collect a paycheck. Chances are your career makes up a huge part of your lifestyle. Unfortunately, far too many workers throughout Los Angeles lose their jobs due to wrongful termination. Many are the victims of discrimination, sexual harassment, along unethical and unlawful business practices by their employers. My name is Matthew Kaufman and I am a Los Angeles wrongful termination attorney. The loss of a job can be devastating. Many people throughout Southern California depend on their jobs to live a good quality of life. In some cases, many workers are living from paycheck to paycheck. Fortunately, there are laws on the books to protect employees from wrongful termination. The legal team at The Kaufman Law Firm is ready to help.
Just about every person has lost a job in their lifetime. However, when it is due to illegal and unethical practices, it is important to take immediate legal action. Unfortunately, most wrongful termination victims fail to do anything because they are either afraid or do not properly understand their rights as employees. From the time a potential client visits our Los Angeles law office for their initial consultation, my legal team and I will take the time to address all of your questions and concerns. Once a person becomes a client, the Los Angeles legal professionals at The Kaufman Law Firm work diligently in the courtroom and behind the scenes to help clients achieve the best possible results. Here is how we can help.
The Kaufman Law Firm has extensive experience representing clients who have been wrongfully terminated. Our goal is to secure any and all compensation our clients are entitled to for the way they have been treated by their former employer. We are regularly able to help wrongfully terminated individuals recover the following types of compensation:
The total amount of compensation awarded in a Los Angeles wrongful termination case will vary depending on the factors related to each particular claim. Our attorneys will use the full resources of our office to investigate what happened and help properly calculate your total losses.
If you have lost a job due to wrongful termination, it is important to consider taking legal action. Not only is it the best way to recover the rightful wages you deserve, but it is also important to punish and send a message to unethical employers that their practices are illegal and unacceptable. Since 1993, I have successfully represented countless men and women who were the victims of misconduct by employers. The legal team at the Los Angeles employment law offices of The Kaufman Law Firm utilizes an aggressive and comprehensive approach to help place each client in the best position to succeed. Over the years, we have helped clients with the following types of employment law cases in Los Angeles:
Wrongful termination is one of the most common reasons far too many workers lose their jobs in Southern California. But there are other illegal practices conducted by many employers on a daily basis, including unequal pay based on gender, race, and age along with poor working conditions and a lack of overtime pay. Fortunately, there are laws designed to protect workers from illegal and discriminatory practices. They include:
Properly understanding the deadline for filing a Los Angeles wrongful termination case is not easy. Every state is responsible for setting time limits for how long victims of wrongful termination have to file civil lawsuits. In the state of California, the wrongful termination statute of limitations varies depending on the cause of the termination.
If a wrongful termination occurs as a result of a violation of public policy, then the employee who lost their job will have two years from the date of termination to file a lawsuit against their employer.
If the wrongful termination occurred as a result of harassment or discrimination, then the employee who lost their job will have various deadlines they need to be aware of. Typically, termination claims arising out of discrimination or harassment are filed under one of two laws:
If either state or federal agencies fail to resolve the issue in an appropriate manner, as determined by the wrongfully terminated employee or their attorney, they can be issued a “right to sue” letter in order to pursue a lawsuit in the appropriate court. After this notice has been issued, the wrongfully terminated employee will have 90 days to file their claim in the civil court system.
For nearly 25 years, The Kaufman Law Firm has been dedicated to helping wrongful termination victims recover lost wages and full compensation of damages caused by their employers due to illegal business practices. When choosing a Los Angeles wrongful termination attorney, it is important to do your homework and learn about the firm’s record on helping clients achieve the best possible results. Over the years, we have helped clients recover $50 million in damages. Many of our success stories can be found on our Results page.
Every employee deserves to work in a safe environment free of discrimination and unethical business practices. Your job is more than just a source of income. It is a place where you should be able to take pride in your work without having to live in fear. The Kaufman Law Firm understands the obstacles and challenges facing victims of wrongful termination in Los Angeles. We are committed to protecting your rights as a worker and helping collect the lost wages and compensation you deserve. To learn more, contact our Los Angeles law office today and schedule an initial consultation to discuss your case.
Matthew Kaufman is a rock solid attorney. Often times lawsuits against former employers can be very intimidating but Matthew’s competency and professionalism has proven to be an asset in my case. Alex has been great as well for any additional questions I’ve ever had.