At Van Etten Suzumoto & Sipprelle LLP, our Burbank wrongful termination attorneys will help you obtain justice in the event that you are unlawfully fired from a job. In California, wrongful termination claims are notoriously challenging to prove considering many employees don’t have any employment contracts and there’s frequently no strong proof of unlawful termination. Absent proof of a contrary agreement or other limitation on the company’s right to terminate, a company could release an “at will” employee at any time and for any reason. When a termination proves to be illegal, a highly skilled Burbank wrongful termination lawyer from our law firm can help you obtain the settlement you are entitled.
Burbank Wrongful Termination and Violation of Public Policy
Many workers are hired without legally binding employment contracts, and they’re consequently regarded as “at will” employees under California labor laws. An “at will” employee can be legally fired without cause provided the cause of termination does not breach public policy. Such a violation can be said to occur if a worker’s wrongful termination came from a refusal to break the law with respect to the employer, was due to discrimination in violation of federal and state laws, was a result of informing of sexual harassment, or was an act of retaliation for the worker’s whistleblower measures.
Representing Wrongful Termination Burbank
A Burbank wrongful termination attorney from Van Etten Suzumoto & Sipprelle LLP will analyze a number of documents to obtain support for your case. Employment contracts supply the most immediate proof of wrongful termination since they are designed to record conditions of employment and identify the grounds for a worker’s termination. Aside from a contract, our wrongful termination attorney may analyze the following:
- Payroll and attendance records
- Performance evaluations
- Employee guide
- Company manual
- Employment application
- Job description
- Statements from other workers
By evaluating documents and statements, a Burbank wrongful termination lawyer will collect proof for establishing that your employer violated specific exceptions to guidelines regarding “employment at will.” In addition to retaliation and violation of public policy, these conditions may include the discovery of implied agreements or an employer’s commission of fraud or misrepresentation.