Law Offices of Louis Spitters

The reasons a firing may be a wrongful termination

No one likes to get fired. For most people, it comes as a complete shock, while others may see signs that it is on the horizon. At the end of the day, it does not matter when a person is fired; it matters how they were fired and for what reason. Some California residents who have been let go from their jobs may find that they have been dismissed illegally. Those who believe this applies to them may file wrongful termination claims in an effort to seek compensation for their losses.

It is estimated that over 100,000 people in the United States are victims of wrongful termination every year. That is a lot of people devastated by the loss of employment and all the negative things that accompany it. Employers do have the right to hire and fire who they please and typically when they want; however, there are a few reasons for which they are prohibited from firing employees. Those reasons include:

  • Discrimination
  • Retaliation
  • Use of employee benefits
  • Taking family or medical leave
  • Reporting illegal activity

The list goes on, but it basically covers all reasons protected by federal laws. One would think this would make it simple to determine if an employee was illegally fired. However, not all wrongful termination cases are black and white. There is some gray area that makes determining if an employee was let go illegally somewhat challenging.

California residents who think they are the victims of wrongful termination have the right to investigate the matter and seek compensation for their losses, if doing so is deemed appropriate. An experienced employment law attorney will have the ability to look into the finer details of one's case and, if believed the right course of action, assist one in pursuing legal claims against all responsible parties. Successfully navigated wrongful termination cases can result in the awarding of various monetary damages as well as the reinstatement of one's job -- if desired.

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