Wrongful Termination Lawyer in Los Angeles
Wrongful termination or illegal termination happens when an employee is terminated without valid or lawful cause. This usually happens when you are terminated due to discrimination, whether it be age discrimination, racial discrimination, gender discrimination, disability discrimination, religious discrimination, pregnancy discrimination, national origin discrimination or workers compensation discrimination. If your livelihood is severed unfairly or against public policy, you have a right to claim for damages against your employer.
In California, even if your work arrangement with your employer is an “at will” employment, which means that, both you and our employer can terminate the employment at any time and for any reason, you can still be a victim of wrongful termination. An “at will” employment does not give your employer the right to violate your basic human rights against unfair or unlawful treatment in the work place.
If you or any of your loved one has been the victim of wrongful discharge by your employer, you will definitely suffer economic and non-economic damages, which include loss of earnings and emotional pain and suffering. However, don’t commit the mistake of going after your employer on your own because you will surely lose. Aside from the complexities of employment and labor laws, your employer definitely has the advantage of resources and connections, which your employer will surely use to his advantage.
To get the maximum compensation you deserve against your erring employer, trust only the best wrongful termination lawyers in Los Angeles, California of Mesriani Law Group who have decades of experience in representing employee victims of all types of unfair treatment at work.
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Employment is very important to us and our families. This is why you should be aware of your employment and labor law laws to protect you from any injustice or wrong treatment at work. If you are working in California, you should be aware that you have rights pertaining to job security or at least protection from wrongful or unjust termination regardless of the status or nature of your work arrangement.
Don’t commit the same mistakes that others have made where they are not aware of their rights at work, which make them easy victims of unjust treatment at work. As an employee in California, you have rights in the work place that cannot be bargained away by your employer. However, due to ignorance and/or fear, employees are unable to get the compensation they deserve.
Factors Why Employees are Unable to Get Compensation
Ignorance – Most employees are unaware of their rights at work, from conditions of employment, to basic compensation and even work relationships, which generally relates to labor employment and labor law.
Fear of Retaliation - Others, on the other hand, know about their rights against unjust termination but they don’t have the resources or even the resolve to do anything about it, like filing a case against their employer for wrongful termination because they are afraid that their employers might retaliate and file other cases against them.
Signs That you are a Victim of Employment Termination
1. Discrimination - In the work place, there are employers who are whimsical and treat their employees unfairly based on their preference or bias. If you are treated poorly or differently at work by your employer then you are a victim of wrongful discrimination, which includes: age discrimination, racial discrimination, gender discrimination, disability discrimination, religious discrimination, pregnancy discrimination and national origin discrimination. If you are terminated and you feel that your termination is due to discrimination, then you can file for illegal termination against public policy.
2. Forced Resignation - Aside from direct termination, your employer can create a hostile working environment which will force you to resign. If you are constantly by passed in promotion or always assigned tasks that are dangerous and unsavory in contrast to your other co-workers and you have no other choice but to resign, then you are not actually voluntarily resigning. If this happens to you, although you resigned, you can file a case against your employer for wrongful termination due to forcible discharge.
If you have been wrongfully terminated at work, regardless of whether the illegal action is direct or indirect, you should be aware that you have a right to claim damages and other losses from your employer, to include back wages, unpaid benefits and other emoluments, unpaid rest and meal breaks and even pain and suffering, emotional distress and other losses.
In order, to make sure that you get the above compensation you deserve, you should never try to negotiate your claims on your own. Knowing the type of damages you can claim and your legal rights to be protected against illegal dismissal do not automatically translate to receiving the awards you want to obtain from your employer.
The best and only way you can get justice and obtain the maximum compensation you deserve for being unjustly terminated from work is to seek legal help from top employment and labor law attorneys who will fight for your rights and who care for your interests regardless of the complexities of your employment and/or labor case.