Have you been fired for an illegal reason? We will fight for you.
Getting fired or laid off is always difficult. But it will really add insult to injury if you suspect the decision was motivated by discrimination.
The good news is, you can seek justice and compensation for your mistreatment through a wrongful termination claim. The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker can help.
We Will Fight For You
In cooperation with one of southern California’s largest and most successful employment law firms, Perona, Langer, Beck, Serbin and Harrison, we can provide the aggressive representation you need to secure justice following wrongful termination. Depending on your goals for the outcome of the case, we can fight to get you reinstated in your job and/or secure monetary compensation to cover your lost pay and benefits.
What Qualifies as Wrongful Termination?
Because California is an “at will” employment state, employees can fire workers at any time, for any reason--unless that reason is an illegal reason.
Illegal reasons for dismissal include:
Discrimination: Employers cannot terminate employees based solely on their:
- Age (if over 40)
- Sexual orientation
- National origin
- Gender Identity and expression
Retaliation: It is illegal for employers to use dismissal as a way of punishing employees who engage in protected activities like:
- Reporting unlawful practices at the company
- Reporting unsafe work conditions
- Taking time off to vote or serve jury duty
- Taking family leave or medical leave
- Filing a discrimination or harassment complaint
Contract Violations: If you have a contract and your employer wants to terminate your employment, they must follow the procedures and requirements set out in the contract. If they do not, they are in breach of contract and you can take legal action.
Act Now to Protect Your Rights
It is very important to act quickly if you believe you have been wrongfully terminated. This will allow you to capture vital evidence for your case that your attorney can use to fight for you. Make sure you:
- Make a copy of your complete employee personnel file
- Carefully read your performance reviews and discipline records to see if your employer might have legal grounds for firing you.
- Document all important events related to your employment, including any incidents of harassment or discrimination
- Make a formal written complaint to your employer and submit it by fax, email, or certified letter
There are time restrictions involved in wrongful termination claims and lawsuits, so the sooner you bring your case to our attention, the better.
You Can Afford Quality Representation
After being fired or laid off, you may be reluctant to add to your expenses by hiring an attorney. With The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker, you don’t have to worry about this. We take cases on a contingency fee basis, meaning you only have to pay our legal fees after we win your case. To learn more, please submit your case online or call us at 800-333-0000 for a free consultation.