At Van Etten Suzumoto & Sipprelle LLP, our Los Angeles wrongful termination lawyers can help you get justice in the event that you are unlawfully fired from a job. In California, wrongful termination claims are notoriously difficult to verify considering a lot of workers have no employment contracts and there’s often no strong evidence proving wrongful termination. Lack of proof of a contrary agreement or other restriction on the employer’s right to terminate, a business may release an “at will” worker at any time and for any reason. When a firing turns out to be unlawful, an expert Los Angeles wrongful termination attorney from our law firm will help you obtain the compensation you are entitled.
Los Angeles Wrongful Termination and Violation of Public Policy
A number of employees are hired without legally binding employment contracts, and they’re therefore often regarded as “at will” employees under California labor laws. An “at will” employee can be legally fired without cause as long as the cause of firing does not violate public policy. Such 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 violating federal and state laws, was a result of informing of sexual harassment, or was an act of retaliation for the worker’s whistleblower actions.
Representing Wrongful Termination Los Angeles
A Los Angeles wrongful termination lawyer from Van Etten Suzumoto & Sipprelle LLP will analyze various records to obtain support for your case. Employment contracts provide the most direct proof of wrongful termination as they are intended to record conditions of employment and identify the grounds for an employee’s termination. Aside from a contract, our wrongful termination attorney may investigate the following:
- Payroll and attendance documents
- Performance evaluations
- Employee guide
- Company handbook
- Employment application
- Job description
- Statements from other workers
By evaluating documents and statements, a Los Angeles wrongful termination attorney can gather evidence for arguing that your employer violated specific exceptions to rules regarding “employment at will.” In addition to retaliation and violation of public policy, these conditions can include the discovery of implied agreements or an company’s commission of fraud or misrepresentation.