Purposeful Calabasas Litigator Takes on Wrongful Termination Cases
California law firm safeguards rights of employees who have been unlawfully let go
If you have suddenly been let go from your job, you are probably worried about how you will feed your family. At Saucedo Law Group, I help California workers discover whether they have been wrongfully terminated and advise them about their options for potential legal claims against their employers. My Calabasas-based employment law practice assists residents of Los Angeles County, Ventura County and surrounding counties. I am devoted to working to achieve the best possible legal resolutions for my clients.
Experienced attorney protects worker’s employment rights
California is an at-will employment state, which means that workers can be legally let go from their jobs for no cause or reason at all and at any time. But employees who are wrongfully terminated can potentially collect lost wages and benefits, compensation for emotional distress and sometimes even punitive damages in cases of severe wrongdoing by the employer, depending upon the unique intricacies of their case. As an employment lawyer who is well-versed in wrongful termination law, I can examine your case to see if you may have been illegally fired and might have a legal claim.
Committed legal advisor aids clients in illegal termination matters
In spite of its general at-will policy, the state has put in place several instances where termination is illegal. These instances include:
- When firing violates the terms of an employment contract. Employment contracts may be written or verbal and terms can include length of employment or termination-for-cause-only language.
- When the employee was fired due to discrimination. It is illegal to fire a person specifically because of their race, color, age, gender identity, political beliefs, medical condition or other protected characteristic.
- When a worker is fired as a retaliatory act. Just a few examples include being fired for filing a workers’ comp claim, bringing a sexual harassment or gender discrimination complaint or complaining about not being paid overtime or other illegal wage and hour violations.
- For filing a formal federal whistleblower complaint or reporting through company channels about an employer’s illegal or unethical activities. Or for refusing to participate in these activities.
When you’ve been wrongfully terminated, filing a complaint with the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing and/or the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is your next step. These agencies investigate cases of wrongful termination based on discrimination or retaliation. You have three years to file with the DFEH and 180 days to file with the EEOC. If your claim is found to have merit, you may receive lost wages, lost benefits and other remedies. I will guide you through the filing process, advising you whether to file with one or both of these agencies. If your complaint isn’t investigated or otherwise isn’t resolved to your satisfaction, I will help you evaluate your option for a wrongful termination lawsuit.
Contact a dedicated wrongful termination lawyer when you have been unfairly fired
California’s Saucedo Law Group in Calabasas counsels people in the counties of Los Angeles, Ventura and surrounding areas who believe they have been wrongfully terminated from their jobs. I am a proud veteran of the U.S. Marine Corp who will stand up for your rights. To schedule a free consultation, call my firm at 818-918-6166 or contact me online.