At Van Etten Suzumoto & Sipprelle LLP, our Van Nuys wrongful termination lawyers can help you obtain justice in the event that you are wrongfully released from a job. In California, wrongful termination cases are notoriously challenging to verify considering a lot of employees don’t have any employment contracts and there’s often no strong proof of unlawful termination. Lack of evidence of a contrary agreement or other restriction on the company’s right to fire, a company could release an “at will” employee at any time and for any reason. When a termination proves to be unlawful, a highly skilled Van Nuys wrongful termination lawyer from our law firm can help you obtain the compensation you deserve.
Van Nuys Wrongful Termination and Violation of Public Policy
Many employees are hired without any legally binding employment agreements, and they’re therefore often considered “at will” employees under California labor laws. An “at will” worker can be legally fired without cause as long as the cause of termination does not breach public policy. Such a violation can be said to exist if a worker’s wrongful termination came 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 informing of sexual harassment, or was an act of retaliation for the employee’s whistleblower actions.
Demonstrating Wrongful Termination Van Nuys
A Van Nuys wrongful termination attorney from Van Etten Suzumoto & Sipprelle LLP will review a number of records to find support for your claim. Employment agreements provide the most direct evidence of wrongful termination as they are designed to document 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 handbook
- Employment application
- Job description
- Statements from other workers
By analyzing documents and statements, a Van Nuys wrongful termination lawyer can gather evidence for establishing that your employer violated explicit exceptions to policies regarding “employment at will.” In addition to retaliation and violation of public policy, these conditions may include the existence of implied agreements or an employer’s commission of fraud or misrepresentation.