Employment – Wrongful Termination

The firm handles complaints of wrongful termination matters against employers. California is a State where for the most part employment is “At Will”, meaning that the relationship employer-employee may end any time without cause. However, sometimes employers and management members overstep the boundaries and terminate employees without the proper course of action and for the wrong reason; there are several laws that protect the fair treatment of the employees.

California courts have determine that the “At Will” employee termination is subject to certain rules imposed by public policy and to refrain employers from intimidating or coercing their employees in any way in order to prevent them from exercising their rights.

Employees have the right to be compensated fairly for the work they do. The sate of California helps employees to try to resolve wages issues through the Department of Industrial Relations, which will investigate your complaint and make a determination at the end, allowing you to be represented by them, or to provide you with a “Right to Sue Letter”, which will allowed your Attorney to file a complaint in a State Court.

Every employee has the right to be treated with respect regardless of age, sex, sexual orientation, religion, color, race, etc… There are State and Federal laws prohibiting the kind of discrimination stated above. When you feel discriminated at work, you file a complaint with the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing nd/or U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

These government agencies will investigate you complaint and at the end of their investigation you will be given the opportunity to be represented by them, if they consider that your case has merits, or they will offer you the “Right to Sue Letter”, which will allow your Attorney to file your complaint in State or Federal Court, depending on the case specifics.

Wrongful termination cases are different from case to case and each must be carefully and separately analyzed. It is important that employees keep records of every conversation, letter and any materials provided by the employer to determine its merits.