Los Angeles Wrongful Termination Lawyer
If you’ve been wrongfully terminated from your job, it can be a difficult and confusing time. No one should have to experience discrimination or other illegal grounds for dismissal. If you find yourself in this situation, you should speak with a wrongful termination lawyer who can assess the situation, offer advice on how to receive fair compensation, and help you move forward with your life. For help, contact us today to schedule a free consultation.
What is Wrongful Termination?
In the state of California, employers are not allowed to terminate employees for discriminatory reasons/based on protected characteristics. Protected characteristics include age, race, gender identity, religion, and disabilities. If an employer terminates someone in violation of their civil rights, they can face legal repercussions. This is true for contract employees as well as at-will workers.
Retaliation is Also Illegal
Retaliation occurs when an employer punishes an employee for taking part in activities that are safeguarded by law, like filing a complaint about discrimination or participating in union activities. It can also include refusing to do something illegal on behalf of the employer. Retaliation is not just limited to wrongful termination – it can be any kind adverse employment action, including the following:
Demotion is a common adverse employment action that employers may take in retaliation, reducing an employee’s job responsibilities and/or pay scale. This can be used as a form of punishment for filing a complaint or exercising their rights under the law.
Harassment is often used as a form of retaliation by employers if an employee makes a complaint or takes legal action against them. This can come in the form of verbal abuse, threats, name-calling, and other forms of intimidation. Any kind of harassment at work should be reported immediately in order to protect your rights.
Finally, if an employer does things to specifically inconvenience you or take away your work hours, this can be retaliation as well. For example, after reporting discrimination, your employer moves you to a different office location, knowing that it is an hour longer commute and that you won’t be able to work as many hours.
Why Work With Sessions Kimball?
If you’re in need of an employment attorney in Los Angeles, look no further. Our expertise and commitment to our clients make us the ideal choice for anyone looking for expert legal guidance and support during this time. Here’s why you should work with us:
- We have attorneys who serve and formerly served on the Orange County bar association labor and employment section, ensuring they possess an intimate knowledge of all related laws and regulations, as well as a dedication to staying up-to-date with any recent developments in this sector.
- Don Sessions, our founding partner, has dedicated his career to representing the rights of employees. With nearly 40 years of experience in employment law, he has provided invaluable guidance and aid to countless people seeking reparation and justice under the law.
- Our perfect 10/10 ratings on Avvo, a widely acclaimed lawyer directory, serves as a testament to our commitment to providing our clients with the highest quality legal services and consistently successful results in employment law cases.
Contact us today to schedule a free consultation and see how we can help with your employment law needs.