Wrongful Termination Attorneys Serving Contra Costa, Alameda, Solano, and San Joaquin Counties
If you believe that you have been fired due to discrimination, or for exercising your legal rights, you may have a case for wrongful termination in California. When an employer fires a worker in a way that is in violation of the employment contract, that worker may be able to collect lost wages, benefits, and more. California, like many states, is known as an “at will” state, meaning that employees may be fired at any time, for any reason. Granted, there are exceptions to this rule, based upon labor laws, and you can work with a qualified labor and employment attorney serving Contra Costa, Alameda, Solano, and San Joaquin Counties to better understand your unique circumstances. Most workers are hired at will, unless specifically stated otherwise, but they still have rights to fight against wrongful termination.
There are several instances that may lead to a wrongful termination lawsuit. The most common ones fall into one of two categories:
- Employers are not allowed to make business decisions, including hiring and firing, based upon protected characteristics, like sex, religion, race, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, HIV status, political beliefs, military/veteran history, genetic information, and other identifying factors.
- Employers are not allowed to fire you for exercising your rights, including actions like: complaining against unfair wages or working conditions, filing a worker’s compensation claim, filing a harassment claim, requesting family or medical leave, and a variety of other protected rights.
Contact Ratner Molineaux, LLP to Discuss Your Case With an Experienced Wrongful Termination Attorney
Whether your experiences fall into the discrimination or retaliation category, or both, you deserve to have an attorney that will fight for you. Here at Ratner Molineaux, LLP, we are proud to provide legal counsel and representation to those who have been affected by wrongful termination and are known throughout Contra Costa, Alameda, Solano, and San Joaquin Counties for being a tenacious wrongful termination law firm. Reach out to a wrongful termination attorney and ask for your free consultation today.