At Van Etten Suzumoto & Sipprelle LLP, our Northridge wrongful termination attorneys will help you obtain justice in the event that you are unlawfully released from a job. In California, wrongful termination cases are notoriously difficult to verify given that many employees don’t have any employment contracts and there’s often no direct evidence proving wrongful termination. Lack of evidence of a contrary agreement or other limitation on the employer’s right to terminate, a company could release an “at will” worker at any time and for any reason. When a termination proves to be unlawful, a skilled Northridge wrongful termination lawyer from our law firm can help you obtain the compensation you deserve.
Northridge Wrongful Termination and Violation of Public Policy
Many 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” worker can be lawfully terminated without cause as long as the cause of termination doesn’t violate public policy. Such an infringement can be said to exist 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 reporting sexual harassment, or was an act of retaliation for the worker’s whistleblower actions.
Representing Wrongful Termination Northridge
A Northridge wrongful termination lawyer from Van Etten Suzumoto & Sipprelle LLP will analyze various documents to obtain support for your case. Employment agreements provide the most immediate proof of wrongful termination since they are designed 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 manual
- Company manual
- Employment application
- Job description
- Statements from other workers
By analyzing records and statements, a Northridge wrongful termination attorney can round up proof for establishing that your employer violated specific conditions to rules regarding “employment at will.” In addition to retaliation and violation of public policy, these exceptions may include the documentation of implied agreements or an company’s commission of fraud or misrepresentation.