At Van Etten Suzumoto & Sipprelle LLP, our Tarzana wrongful termination lawyers can help you obtain justice in case you are wrongfully released from a job. In California, wrongful termination cases are infamously challenging to verify considering a lot of workers have no employment contracts and there’s frequently no direct proof of unlawful termination. Lack of proof of a contrary agreement or other restriction on the employer’s right to terminate, a business could discharge an “at will” worker at any time and for any reason. When a firing turns out to be illegal, an expert Tarzana wrongful termination lawyer from our law firm can help you receive the compensation you are entitled.
Tarzana Wrongful Termination and Violation of Public Policy
Many workers 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 lawfully fired without cause so long as the cause of firing does not violate public policy. Such an infringement can be said to occur 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 reporting sexual harassment, or was an act of retaliation for the employee’s whistleblower measures.
Representing Wrongful Termination Tarzana
A Tarzana wrongful termination attorney from Van Etten Suzumoto & Sipprelle LLP will review a number of documents to obtain support for your claim. Employment agreements supply the most direct proof of wrongful termination as they are designed to record circumstances of employment and establish the grounds for an employee’s termination. Aside from a contract, our wrongful termination attorney may analyze the following:
- Payroll and attendance documents
- Performance evaluations
- Employee manual
- Company manual
- Employment application
- Job description
- Statements from other workers
By reviewing documents and statements, a Tarzana wrongful termination attorney can gather proof for establishing that your employer violated specific conditions to rules concerning “employment at will.” In addition to retaliation and violation of public policy, these exceptions may include the discovery of implied agreements or an company’s commission of fraud or misrepresentation.