At Van Etten Suzumoto & Sipprelle LLP, our Fillmore wrongful termination attorneys will help you get justice in the event that you are unlawfully terminated from a job. In California, wrongful termination claims are notoriously difficult to verify given that many workers don’t have any employment contracts and there’s frequently no immediate proof of unlawful termination. Absent evidence of a contrary agreement or other restriction on the employer’s right to terminate, a company could discharge an “at will” worker at any time and for any reason. When a firing proves to be illegal, an expert Fillmore wrongful termination attorney from our firm can help you obtain the settlement you are entitled.
Fillmore Wrongful Termination and Violation of Public Policy
A number of employees are hired without any legally binding employment agreements, and they’re therefore often regarded as “at will” employees under California labor laws. An “at will” employee can be lawfully fired without cause as long as the reason for firing does not breach public policy. This kind of a violation can be said to exist if an employee’s wrongful termination resulted from a refusal to break the law on behalf of the employer, was due to discrimination in violation of state and federal laws, was a result of informing of sexual harassment, or was an act of retaliation for the worker’s whistleblower measures.
Demonstrating Wrongful Termination Fillmore
A Fillmore wrongful termination lawyer from Van Etten Suzumoto & Sipprelle LLP will evaluate various documents to find support for your case. Employment contracts provide the most immediate proof of wrongful termination since they are intended to record conditions of employment and identify the grounds for an employee’s termination. Aside from an agreement, our wrongful termination lawyer may analyze the following:
- Payroll and attendance records
- Performance evaluations
- Employee manual
- Company manual
- Employment application
- Job description
- Statements from other employees
By analyzing records and statements, a Fillmore wrongful termination attorney will collect evidence for establishing that your employer violated specific exceptions to policies concerning “employment at will.” In addition to retaliation and violation of public policy, these exceptions may include the documentation of implied contracts or an employer’s commission of fraud or misrepresentation.