At Van Etten Suzumoto & Sipprelle LLP, our Malibu wrongful termination lawyers will help you get justice in the event that you are wrongfully fired from a job. In California, wrongful termination lawsuits are infamously challenging to prove given that many employees have no employment contracts and there is frequently no direct proof of wrongful termination. Lack of evidence of a contrary agreement or other limitation on the employer’s right to terminate, an employer could discharge an “at will” employee at any time and for any reason. When a firing turns out to be illegal, a highly skilled Malibu wrongful termination attorney from our law firm will help you receive the settlement you are entitled.
Malibu Wrongful Termination and Violation of Public Policy
A number of workers are hired without any legally binding employment contracts, and they’re consequently regarded as “at will” employees under California labor laws. An “at will” employee can be legally terminated without cause provided the cause of firing doesn’t breach public policy. Such a violation can be said to exist if an employee’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 employee’s whistleblower measures.
Representing Wrongful Termination Malibu
A Malibu wrongful termination lawyer from Van Etten Suzumoto & Sipprelle LLP will analyze a number of records to obtain support for your claim. Employment contracts provide the most immediate 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 records
- Performance evaluations
- Employee guide
- Company manual
- Employment application
- Job description
- Statements from other workers
By evaluating records and statements, a Malibu wrongful termination attorney will collect evidence for arguing that your employer violated explicit conditions to rules regarding “employment at will.” In addition to retaliation and violation of public policy, these exceptions can include the documentation of implied contracts or an employer’s commission of fraud or misrepresentation.