Mission Viejo Wrongful Termination Attorney
If you believe you’ve been the victim of wrongful termination, it may be necessary to contact an employment attorney. No one deserves to be treated this way, and someone must be held accountable. Contact Sessions & Kimball by using our online contact form or call us at (949) 380-0900 for a free consultation today.
Why You Need A Wrongful Termination Lawyer
If you believe you’ve been wrongfully terminated, it’s essential to contact an attorney immediately. You may be entitled to compensation. In addition to getting justice and compensation for yourself, it’s vital to report wrongful termination so that your employer doesn’t take unlawful actions against other employees.
Fair Employment and Housing Act
The Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) is the primary state law in California that makes it illegal for employers to retaliate against employees who oppose harassment or discrimination, file a complaint about harassment or discrimination, or testify or assist in any investigation relating to harassment or discrimination. If an employer fires you or engages in any type of adverse employment action against you for your participation in any of those protected activities, this is likely an unlawful termination, and your employer should be held accountable.
The WARN Act
California’s Worker Adjustment And Retraining Notification Act (WARN) is another law that employers must abide by regarding terminating or laying off employees. According to the WARN Act, employers must provide 60 days’ notice to employees before conducting mass layoffs of fifty or more employees. An employer must also provide 60 days’ notice before closing or relocating a facility. The WARN Act applies to all employers who employ 75 or more people. If you find yourself in a situation where your employer fails to provide 60 days’ notice in these circumstances, employees are permitted to sue for wages and benefits for the 60 days they would have still been employed.
Other Common Examples of Unlawful Termination
- Retaliation For Complaints of Sexual Harassment
If you’ve reported sexual harassment to your employer and you’re then terminated, this is entirely illegal, and you should contact a lawyer immediately.
- Whistleblower retaliation
Whistleblowing includes reporting the employer’s violations of local, state, or federal laws, rules, or regulations. If you are fired for this behavior, you likely have a wrongful termination claim, and you should contact an attorney right away.
- Retaliation for Taking Family or Medical Leave
There are state and federal laws that protect you from being terminated for taking family or medical leave. If you’ve taken leave that you believe is legally protected, but you’ve been terminated anyway, contact a Mission Viejo employment law firm right away.
- Retaliation for Complaining About Violations of California Wage and Hour Laws
If you believe you were terminated because you made a complaint about wage violations, this is illegal, and you may be entitled to compensation.
Contact Sessions & Kimball For Your Unlawful Termination Needs
Being fired is stressful no matter why you were terminated. Realizing that you’ve been fired unlawfully is even more frustrating. The good news is that you have options. You don’t have to let your employer treat you this way. Sessions & Kimball has been representing employees for decades, and we will do whatever we can to make sure you receive the justice and compensation you’re entitled to. Contact us by using our online contact form or call us at (949) 380-0900 for a free consultation today.