What to Do if You Are Wrongfully Terminated.
Loss of a job can have massive repercussions on your life. It can make it hard to pay rent, put food on the table, pay bills, and make other such ends meet. While this blog does not serve as an exhaustive list of reasons for wrongful termination, here are a few to be aware of:
Signs You Have Been Wrongfully Terminated.
Every employee deserves to be respected in their workplace, even if the time comes when your employer believes it is no longer a good fit for you to stay with the company. So, how do you know if they don’t have your best interests at heart or in mind? Here are some cases that may have caused your wrongful dismissal:
An employer cannot hold your job as leverage if you ask for time off to take care of a medical situation. Under both federal and California state law, an employer cannot fire an employee while on legitimate medical leave. Califonia employers are also required to provide sick days for their employees.
A major red flag to termination is if one of your protected classes was used as a bias to fire you. Under federal law, certain protections are in place to ensure discrimination doesn’t work itself into the workplace. Examples of protected classes are race, religion/creed, gender, sexuality, ability, and age. If you believe one of these factors did play a part in your termination, you may want to hire an employment law attorney.
You as an employee are protected under Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA). Being protected by the FEHA means your employer cannot retaliate against you for expressing and using your protected rights. This includes protection from retaliation if you file a complaint, request worker’s compensation, complain about unpaid wages, and more.
If you believe your employer has wrongfully terminated you and you would like to file a case against them, contact us Southern California Labor Law Group PC at (424) 306-1515! We will fight with you to hold your ex-employer liable for wrongful termination. We take time to know our clients and their cases personally; we want to help you seek justice.