Wrongful Termination FAQ
What is Wrongful Termination?
Wrongful termination is the illegal discharge of an employee without a proven cause. Wrongful termination is illegal in accordance with both state and federal laws.
When is it illegal to discharge an employee?
An employee cannot be terminated for failing to commit an illegal act on behalf of his/her employer, for exercising a legal right, such as the right to partake in religious observations, or for reporting the illegal conduct of a fellow co-worker or employer. Additionally, it is illegal to discriminate and terminate an employee based upon his/her gender, race, religion, sexual preference, age, or disability.
What is an “at will” relationship?
In California, employees and employers generally have an “at will” relationship. This means that an employer has a legal right to terminate an employee, as long as the reason for termination is not illegal.
I have been wrongfully terminated, what should I do?
If you believe that you have been wrongfully terminated or fired, you need to speak with a qualified attorney who is familiar with Employment Law. An Employment Law attorney can discuss your situation with you and determine if you have a legitimate case. A lawyer can also investigate the facts surrounding your case, inform you of your rights, and help you pursue your legal options.
If I was wrongfully terminated, am I entitled to compensation?
In some cases, you may be entitled to monetary compensation from your prior employer or company. These cases are very complex and difficult to litigate. This is why it is always beneficial to obtain the services of a skilled lawyer.
Contact the Shaun Setaruh Law Group to discuss your Los Angeles wrongful termination case. For your convenience, we are available 24 hours a day!