At Van Etten Suzumoto & Sipprelle LLP, our Hollywood wrongful termination lawyers can help you get justice in the event that you are unlawfully fired from a job. In California, wrongful termination lawsuits are notoriously difficult to prove considering many employees have no employment contracts and there is often no strong proof of unlawful termination. Lack of evidence of a contrary agreement or other limitation on the company’s right to terminate, a business may discharge an “at will” worker at any time and for any reason. When a termination turns out to be unlawful, a highly skilled Hollywood wrongful termination attorney from our law firm will help you obtain the compensation you deserve.
Hollywood Wrongful Termination and Violation of Public Policy
A number of workers 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 legally fired without cause so long as the reason for termination doesn’t breach public policy. This kind of a violation can be said to exist if a worker’s wrongful termination resulted from a refusal to break the law with respect to the employer, was due to discrimination in violation of state and federal laws, was a result of reporting sexual harassment, or was an act of retaliation for the worker’s whistleblower actions.
Representing Wrongful Termination Hollywood
A Hollywood wrongful termination attorney from Van Etten Suzumoto & Sipprelle LLP will evaluate a number of records to obtain support for your claim. Employment contracts provide the most direct proof of wrongful termination since they are intended to record conditions of employment and establish the grounds for a worker’s termination. Aside from an agreement, our wrongful termination lawyer may investigate the following:
- Payroll and attendance documents
- Performance evaluations
- Employee guide
- Company handbook
- Employment application
- Job description
- Statements from other employees
By evaluating documents and statements, a Hollywood wrongful termination attorney can gather evidence for arguing that your employer violated specific conditions to guidelines concerning “employment at will.” In addition to retaliation and violation of public policy, these exceptions can include the existence of implied contracts or an company’s commission of fraud or misrepresentation.