Did you face unfair dismissal by your supervisor?
Were you terminated after being objected to unsafe, unethical, or illegal actions?
Did your employer strike back after you refused to “go along” with something unlawful?
If you have a job that’s considered at-will work, your employer can terminate you for no valid reason. However, they cannot terminate you for an unlawful and/or wrong reason. If you believe this is the case with you, you need a wrongful termination attorney by your side.
Some employees will inform you why they are firing you. If they have a rational reason, such as your job performance or something similar, that would be counted as terminating an at-will employee ‘for a cause.’
Although not every prejudicial reason for terminating is wrongful termination, common reasons for a firing that may be unlawful include:
- The employee refused to violate labor laws or laws of anti-discrimination
- Discrimination based on race, age, gender, national origin, disability, pregnancy, religion, or other threatened classes
- In some states, including Southern California, discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation
- Retaliaiton for complaining or reporting about any kind of illegal acts, discrimination or harassment, including sexual harassment
- Retaliation for reporting about or ‘whistle-blowing’ on law violations, including wage-and-hour violations or violations of workplace safety regulations
If you have faced a wrongful termination at work in Los Angeles, and are unsure whether the case was legit or not, the best and the simplest way is to hire a wrongful termination attorney From Kirakosian Law. Here’s why:
Why Should You Choose Kirakosian Law Firm?
The knowledgeable attorneys at Kirakosian Law, APC, have represented employees in wrongful termination suits across California, including Los Angeles. Whether you were terminated for reporting a colleague’s illegal conduct or for refusing to do something unethical, our proficient lawyers help bring your fundamental rights to the fore. At Kirakosian Law, APC, we represent our clients dedicatedly.
Legal remedies for wrongful termination vary from one dominion to the next. If you have been wrongfully fired, available options may include back pay for lost salaries, replacement in your job, front pay for upcoming lost wages; attorney fees, lawsuit costs; and other compensatory damages. Our skilled wrongful termination attorneys offer free of cost consultation and case review.
If you like to schedule a consultation with our attorneys, keep in touch with us. To each client, our attorneys offer the following.
- A thorough understanding of the case
- A sympathetic ear
- Thoughtful contemplation of the facts
- A clear-eyed evaluation of your claims
Let our law firm’s experience guide you. We have have represented many cases for employees who already had been demoted, punished, or terminated by their company.
If we decide to take your case, we will suggest some next steps in the legal proceedings. If not, we will lead you in a better direction. Call or e-mail us to get the process started. If you are standing up for righteousness, you`ll need someone skilled who’ll stand behind you.
Experienced Wrongful Termination Attorneys Advising Employees
Anyone expecting to be wrongfully terminated by their emplpyer would benefit from understanding the specific wrongful termination claim nature, its limitations, and requirements.
Under Los Angeles law, when an employer’s firing of an employee disrupts public policy principles, the terminated employee may recover damages usually available in such activities. The essentials for wrongful termination claim in violation of public policy are:
- the employer terminated the accuser’s employment,
- an employer-employee relationship,
- the termination was considerably motivated by a violation of public policy, and
- the release caused the accuser harm.
Therefore, to succeed on a wrongful termination violation claim of public policy, an employee must show that the termination violated some public policy supported by either substantial legal or fundamental constitutional provisions. An experienced wrongful termination attorney in Los Angeles can rightly determine if any such policy is violated or implicated.
Options That Wrongfully Terminated Employees Have
Employees who are targets of wrongful termination have various options. One is to file a complaint with the appropriate government agency such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and an equivalent government agency in your state. Based on the application of state law and vigilant investigation, the employee may also have recourse in a wrongful termination complaint.
An attorney from Kirakosian Law assesses your situation and makes suggestions based on litigation and negotiation. Our attorneys consider the following things when evaluating a case:
- Number of years working with the firm
- Existing company policies, written or verbal, describing termination and disciplinary procedures
- Performance-based on promotions, positive evaluations, bonuses, and salary increments
- Other relevant criteria
You will receive an authentic assessment of your situation and legal options. Our wrongful termination attorney will help you take the next steps toward defending your right, once a determination is made.
Wrongful Termination: Things You Need to Know
Although most U.S. workforces are hired as “at will” and may be terminated for any reason — or as mentioned earlier, for no reason at all — a wide range of state and federal laws prohibit terminating for unfair reasons or as vengeance for reporting specific wrongdoing.
In addition to these constitutional defenses, most states also have a ‘public policy’ exemption that defends employees who are terminated in a way that might harm the community. If employees can be terminated for revealing a threat to public health, for instance, then fewer employees will report such risks.
Public policy exceptions are rarely protected as formal laws; instead, they are imposed — and sometimes extended — by judges on a case-by-case basis. If you have been terminated for doing ‘the right thing’ (or for rejecting to do the wrong thing), but you don’t have an ideal case for constitutional relief, a public-policy claim may be your best bet for righteousness. Often referred to as a wrongful discharge lawsuit, such an action may help get your work career back on track.
How Can a Wrongful Termination Attorney in Los Angeles Help?
Losing your job because of unlawful, deceitful, or unfair conduct by an employer should never be accepted. Furthermore, employees who are the victims of wrongful termination often deal with a company perpetrator with the resources to fight against your claims, even though your claims have merit.
It is highly imperative to have knowledgeable legal counsel at your side, so you do not have to face it alone. Housing a team of expert wrongful termination attorneys, our legal attorney firm – Kirakosian Law, is here to fight for your fundamental rights.
To investigate your case and arm you with the information you need to make clever choices about what action to take, we are always available. Greg’s representation offers you the best possible chance at a reasonable solution to your case.
Call Kirakosian Law APC as soon as possible at 213-444-2908 for a free initial consultation with Gregory Kirakosian.
*These blogs are meant purely for educational purposes. They contain only general information about legal matters. They are not legal advice, and should not be treated as such. If you have any specific questions about any legal matter you should consult with an attorney.