At Van Etten Suzumoto & Sipprelle LLP, our Ventura wrongful termination lawyers will help you get justice in the event that you are wrongfully terminated from a job. In California, wrongful termination lawsuits are infamously difficult to verify given that a lot of workers don’t have any employment contracts and there’s frequently no direct evidence proving unlawful termination. Absent proof of a contrary agreement or other restriction on the employer’s right to fire, an employer could release an “at will” employee at any time and for any reason. When a firing turns out to be unlawful, an experienced Ventura wrongful termination attorney from our firm can help you obtain the compensation you are entitled.
Ventura Wrongful Termination and Violation of Public Policy
A number of workers are hired without any legally binding employment contracts, and they’re therefore often considered “at will” employees under California labor laws. An “at will” employee can be legally fired without cause provided the reason for 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 with respect to 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 employee’s whistleblower measures.
Demonstrating Wrongful Termination Ventura
A Ventura wrongful termination lawyer from Van Etten Suzumoto & Sipprelle LLP will evaluate a number of documents to find support for your case. Employment agreements provide the most immediate proof of wrongful termination as they are designed to record conditions of employment and establish the grounds for a worker’s termination. Aside from an agreement, our wrongful termination attorney may investigate the following:
- Payroll and attendance documents
- Performance evaluations
- Employee manual
- Company handbook
- Employment application
- Job description
- Statements from other employees
By evaluating documents and statements, a Ventura wrongful termination lawyer will round up proof for arguing that your employer violated explicit exceptions to rules concerning “employment at will.” In addition to retaliation and violation of public policy, these conditions can include the documentation of implied agreements or an employer’s commission of fraud or misrepresentation.