Wrongful Termination Lawyer
California is an at-will employment state meaning that neither the employer nor the employee requires a reason to terminate their employment relationship and can do so at any time. However, these rights are subject to federal and California regulations that prohibit discharge based on the employees participation in a union, refusal to engage in illegal activity, whistleblowing or membership in a protected class. When you retain a lawyer at Aiman-Smith & Marcy you can have confidence in their ability knowing he or she is backed by a firm of attorneys with more than 60 years of combined experience representing employees who have been subjected to wrongful termination. We pursue monetary damages to compensate you for your lost income, diminished career advancement opportunities and emotional distress suffered as a result of your employers actions. If appropriate in your case, we also seek injunctive relief to restore you to your rightful position.
Your rights against wrongful termination
You should be judged by your abilities and skills, not by arbitrary qualities that do not affect your job performance. State and federal statutes forbid discrimination based on your membership in a protected class such as age, disability, medical condition, national origin, race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender or pregnancy. These factors cannot be considered in decisions about hiring, pay, benefits, promotion, work assignments or dismissal. In addition, you have the right to report harassment by your boss, a supervisor in another division, coworker or client, and you cannot be subjected to wrongful termination for doing so. Our California wrongful termination lawyer demands that you are treated with the respect you deserve in the workplace and seek legal recourse against an employer who violates your rights.
Protection from whistleblower retaliation
Whistleblowers are afforded a high level of protection from retribution. California and federal laws prohibit your employer from taking retaliatory action against you for reporting illegal conduct or for cooperating in an investigation conducted by law enforcement or a government agency of the company’s negligent or criminal actions. Under the regulations, your employer cannot blacklist, demote, fire, discipline, intimidate or threaten you for whistleblowing. Our wrongful termination lawyer pursues all available remedies for your employers violation of these important whistleblower statutes.
Learn more about your rights from our experienced wrongful termination legal professionals
If you have been wrongfully terminated from your job, please call our office at (510)817-2711 or contact us online for a free consultation with our wrongful termination lawyer. Our office is located near the Oakland Coliseum off Highway 880, 66th Avenue exit. We welcome the opportunity to review and discuss your legal concerns.