Do I Have A Case?

Please leave this field empty.

(213) 232-3128
Toll Free: 844-PAY-WAGE

Click Here For Free Consultation

Moon and Yang Professional Corporation

California is an “at-will” employment state. This means that an employer in the state can fire an employee at any time or for any legal reason. Despite this fact, however, there are times when firing (or terminating) an employee will violate the law and an employee’s rights.

Below, we will uncover some red flags of wrongful termination so you are aware of your rights as a California worker – and so that you know when it may be time to fight back and hold an employer accountable for violating your rights.

You May Have Been Wrongfully Terminated If…

  1. Do you think you were wrongfully terminated by an employer? If so, here are some common signs you may be right, a Los Angeles wrongful termination lawyer explains.

    Do you think you were wrongfully terminated by an employer? If so, here are some common signs you may be right, a Los Angeles wrongful termination lawyer explains.

    Your employer made you a specific promise about the term of your employment – Although employers don’t have to have a specific reason for firing employees in at-will employment states like California, such firings cannot violate the terms of an existing employment contract.

    For instance, let’s say an employer and employee have a contract for a specific duration of employment. If the firing violates this contract (because the employee is fired before the period stated in the contract has ended), it will likely constitute a wrongful termination (as long as, of course, the employee did not violate some other term of that contract that would allow for the firing).

  2. Your firing was related to a personal or genetic feature – Specifically, it is illegal for an employer to fire an employee because of his or her race, national origin, color, religion, sex, state of pregnancy and/or disabilities. If any of these personal or genetic features serve as the basis for the firing, again, you will likely have a wrongful termination case against an employer.
  3. You were fired for exercising your rights as a worker – Workers have the right to report an employer’s alleged illegal actions or regulatory violations to the appropriate authorities. Workers also have the right to request reasonable disability accommodations (when needed), take their paid time off and expect to work in a safe workplace. When workers are fired for trying to exercise these rights, they again will likely have been the targets of a wrongful termination.
  4. You were fired after refusing to do something illegal – In some cases, employers may request that employees perform illegal actions on their behalf. If employees refuse to perform these illegal acts and are fired for their refusals, again, they will likely have a wrongful termination case.

Contact a Los Angeles Wrongful Termination Lawyer at Moon and Yang Professional Corporation

Have you been wrongfully terminated by an employer? If so, you can turn to an experienced Los Angeles wrongful termination lawyer at the Moon and Yang Professional Corporation for aggressive, effective legal advocacy in your pursuit of justice.

Moon & Yang provides unparalleled legal services, and our commitment to our clients ensures that we will always keep them informed, involved, and educated throughout their litigation proceedings. We strive to provide maximum value while respecting the value of our clients’ time and money.

To find out more about our services and how we can help you, contact us today by calling (213) 232-3128 or by emailing us using the contact form on this page. From our offices based in Los Angeles, our trusted lawyer provide superior service to clients throughout Southern California, including those in Koreatown, Orange, Anaheim, Santa Ana, Buena Park, Garden Grove and throughout Los Angeles and Orange Counties.

Categories: Wrongful Termination