Sacramento wrongful termination lawyer Steve Rubin has been helping victims of wrongful termination in Sacramento for over 25 years. Whether you have been wrongfully terminated from your job because of your sex, race, religious background, or any other form of employment discrimination, you have the right to hire a wrongful termination attorney in Sacramento to represent you against your former employer.
Although California is an at-will employment state, that doesn’t justify your employer to wrongfully fire an employee for retaliatory or baseless reasons. If you feel that you have been wrongfully fired from your job, it is imperative to contact a Sacramento wrongful termination attorney as soon as possible.
Contact Our Wrongful Termination Lawyers in Sacramento For a Consultation Today
Contact our law firm today for an initial consultation with a wrongful termination attorney in Sacramento. During our consultation we will be able to speak about your potential wrongful termination case in detail, provide you with an understanding of how we can help you move forward with your case, and will be happy to talk about past cases similar to yours that we have successfully represented.
Recent Wrongful Termination Victory
Rubin Law Corporation was recently involved in a lawsuit against a large national company with offices in the Sacramento area. The client was a victim of disability and cancer discrimination who complained about wage violations and was retaliated against. The litigation was successfully resolved through the negotiation of a settlement after a lawsuit was filed in court. Our team is happy to work towards an out-of-court settlement or to aggressively fight our way through a lawsuit in the California courts. We will choose our path based on a number of factors, including your former employer’s willingness to work directly with us, as well as how favorable we feel that the courts may be to your case in comparison to a direct settlement agreement.
Examples of Wrongful Termination in California
The following are just a few of the many ways that someone can be wrongfully terminated in California even as an at-will employment state.
Fired For Refusing to Engage in Illegal Activity
If your employer or a manager encourages you to engage in illegal activity in order to perform a duty, you are legally protected from termination if you refuse. If possible, contact our firm as soon as the request is made so we can make a plan to gather evidence. If, however, you have already been terminated before reaching out to us, we will still be able to develop a path forward.
Fired For Whistleblowing
Whistleblowing includes reporting behaviors such as fraud, discrimination, sexual harassment, securities violations, insider trading, or any other illegal behavior in your company’s ranks. When you file a report on any of these activities, you are protected from being fired for it. However, employers may try to get creative and find other reasons to terminate your employment, so we will need to work to connect the two.
Fired For Filing a Workers’ Compensation Claim
If you are let go after filing a workers’ compensation claim in California, you are protected under California’s wrongful termination laws and regulations. As with the other wrongful termination claims, one of our first jobs will be to prove that your termination was a result of your filing, and not for another reason.
Frequently Asked Questions About Wrongful Termination
What does “at-will” employment mean?
At-will employment means that an employer can fire an employee for “any reason, at any time.” At first glance, this seems as if there is no legal recourse for an employee, but there are limitations to at-will employment that block an employer from firing someone for illegal reasons. As illustrated in the examples above, there are a number of actions that are considered wrongful termination in violation of California labor laws.
Can I be fired for filing a complaint with my company’s human resources department?
If you filed a complaint with your company’s HR department and were terminated after, this could be the result of an illegal and wrongful termination. The most important detail in the answer here is whether or not the termination was the result of your report, or if it was due to other, legitimate reasons. One of the most important jobs of a Sacramento wrongful termination attorney is to prove that the two are connected before moving forward with discussions of fair compensation for this illegal firing.
How much will I get for my wrongful termination case?
There is no easy answer to this question, and will require a close look at your finances, your employment and income history, and much more. Depending on the cause of your wrongful termination, your former employer may want to offer additional money in exchange for a non-disclosure agreement about the termination, our negotiations, or the final settlement amount. We will need to take a closer look at your situation before we are able to
Do I need an attorney to get fair treatment after a wrongful termination?
There is no legal requirement to work with an attorney on your wrongful termination case, but the reality of the situation is that California labor and employment laws are complex, and can be overwhelming for the uninitiated or untrained. Our team has spent years learning and practicing California labor law, and this experience can be invaluable as you make a compelling case, either in front of a judge or in an out-of-court settlement negotiation, for why your termination was wrongful, and why you deserve the compensation we will aggressively seek.
Contact a Sacramento Wrongful Termination Lawyer Today
To speak with a Sacramento wrongful termination lawyer, call now or fill out the contact form on any page of our site to schedule your initial consultation. The sooner we are working together on your case, the sooner you can take comfort in knowing that there is an aggressive attorney fighting for the compensation you deserve following a wrongful termination from your former place of work.
You deserve justice if you have been let go from your place of employment for illegal reasons, and we are here to help. California’s labor laws are complex and confusing, so working with an experienced professional is the best way to get a clear understanding of your rights and options before moving forward with either a lawsuit or direct settlement negotiations.