Wrongful Termination Claims
San Francisco Bay Area Injury Attorney
The majority on employees, in California, have an “at-will” relationship with their employer. That means you can quit whenever you want to, and your employer can let you go for any legal reason or for no reason at all. However, if you are fired for an illegal reason, such as discrimination, it is called “wrongful termination” and you may be able to get your job back and/or receive monetary compensation. Our San Francisco wrongful termination attorney can help.
Recognizing Wrongful Termination
You may have a wrongful termination claim is you were laid off or fired under any of the following circumstances:
- Retaliation for reporting discrimination or other illegal activity
- Retaliation for filing a Workers’ Compensation claim
- Refusal to participate in illegal activity, including safety violations
- Taking time off such as to vote, perform jury duty, or perform military service
- Taking legally protected maternity, family, or medical leave
- Any termination that violates the employer’s termination policy or disciplinary policies and procedures
Your employer may also try to falsely claim that you were fired for misconduct to prevent you from receiving unemployment payments so that their unemployment insurance rates will not go up.
Depending on the type of wrongful termination you have suffered, it may be appropriate to report it to a government agency; which agency will depend on which laws were broken by your employer. In some cases, your only recourse is through a wrongful termination lawsuit.
There are time limits for filing your complaint which can be as short as 30 days, depending on the specific violation. Our wrongful termination lawyers can help you determine the right course of action in your case and help you take the appropriate actions.
If believe that you have been wrongfully terminated, in the San Francisco Bay Area, please call our Bay Area wrongful termination attorneys at 1-800-930-3039 or contact us online. The initial consultation with a Bay Area wrongful termination attorney is free of charge, and if we agree to handle your case, in most cases we will work on a contingency fee basis, which means we get paid for our services only if there is a monetary recovery of funds. In many cases, a wrongful termination complaint must be filed before an applicable expiration date. Please call right away to ensure that you do not waive your right to possible compensation.