Nothing is scarier than facing a wrongful termination. It can cause humiliation, damage to your reputation, emotional distress, and other non-economic harms. It may feel hopeless for an individual to face their employer, who no doubt will put money into a strong legal team to protect them and their company‘s assets and reputation.
When you need a Newport Beach wrongful termination attorney, you should contact Rubin Law Corporation. Since 1995 we have been helping employees who were wrongfully terminated in Newport Beach, CA after they faced sexual harassment, disability discrimination, breach of employment contract, wages and hour violations, and wrongful termination. After you report any of these wrongdoings or after whistleblowing, please be sure to contact us. We will fight for you and help protect your rights.
Wrongful Termination Due To Discrimination
Being fired due to discrimination in Newport Beach, CA that had nothing to do with your actual job performance and is a violation of federal anti-discrimination laws? If you believe that you have been wrongfully terminated, then you will need a wrongful termination lawyer to make the process easier for you. You are protected from termination on the basis of your:
- Sexual orientation
- National origin
- Veteran status
- Marital status
Although you can file a complaint with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) without a wrongful termination lawyer, we can help you build a legal strategy and collect evidence for your case. We can do the extensive research and legwork for you. Contact Rubin Law Corporation today to schedule your consultation to determine the next steps you should take in your complaint.
Evidence Of Discrimination
In order to receive damages for your wrongful termination on the basis of discrimination, you will need evidence that you were terminated for discriminatory reasons. Evidence can include:
- Statements from your supervisors, either in writing or verbally, that were discriminatory. They could be in emails, text messages, or messages from a messaging app for businesses like Microsoft Teams, Google Chat, etc.
- Circumstantial evidence, such as being terminated after your employer found out about your sexuality, religion, age, or ethnicity. Circumstantial evidence also includes situations like when the only employees that are fired in recent layoffs are all women or all people over a certain age or a protected class (Race, Age, Gender, etc).
- Biased statements made by supervisors or by your employer against a group, even if not made directly about an employee. This also includes statements about preferring one group of employees over another.
Wrongful Termination Due To Retaliation
What’s important to prove in a wrongful termination case is that the reporting of the wrongdoing is the cause of the termination. Employers bend over backward to try to justify that the firing would’ve occurred regardless of the employees’ actions, but there is something called proximate causation that can help you in your case. If your termination occurred within a few days of reporting the wrongdoing, then that presents a strong correlation between engaging in a protected activity and your employer retaliating against you.
A whistleblower is someone who comes forward with evidence of fraud, abuse, corruption, or danger to public health and safety. The law provides financial incentives to whistleblowers to encourage them to come forward when they witness criminal activity or workplace discrimination. The law also prohibits employers from retaliating against employees who engage in activities protected under the law.
Whistleblower retaliation can take several different paths to make your life more complicated such as sexual harassment, bullying, demotion, and reassignment to a different position. When it results in termination, it can make the victim suddenly worry about their financial future and their reputation. If you recently reported a potential violation to the EEOC or the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) or were warned or threatened against participating in a government investigation before your wrongful firing, then call us right away.
How A Wrongful Termination Lawyer Can Help You
Call 213-224-9774 to speak with a Newport Beach wrongful termination attorney about your case. An employment attorney can review the details of your termination and decide whether or not you have a valid claim and if you were indeed a victim of unlawful termination. Rubin Law Corporation can help you get the compensation that you deserve for your lost wages and benefits, damages to your reputation, and for other symptoms such as emotional distress, and might even be able to possibly, help you get your job back.