Wrongful Termination Lawyers in Los Angeles
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Employment and labor law violations are a serious problem in Los Angeles and in all cities and counties in California. Due to the limited work opportunities, more and more employees are getting desperate in seeking work and others who have work will go to great lengths to keep their jobs. This is why some employers take advantage of these kinds of situations and try and perpetrate violations of the employment and labor law rights of their employees, to include wrongfully terminating employees for no apparent reason other than their personal biases.
There are two ways that you can be made a victim of wrongful termination: wrongful termination against public policy and wrongful termination through constructive discharge. If you are being singled out by your employer or worst, dismissed from work for unjust reasons, then you are being terminated against public policy. On the other hand, if you are being harassed and your employer either permits or creates a hostile working environment to your detriment and you are forced to resign, then you are wrongfully terminated through constructive discharge.
If any of the foregoing happens to you, you have a right to claim damages against your employer to include unpaid wages, overtime pay, bonuses and other remunerations; pain and suffering; and even punitive damages. However, we all know that claiming compensation against your employer is difficult on account of your employer's resources and connections. Hence, if you really want to obtain the maximum compensation you deserve, you need to seek legal advice from MELG Law Firm’s expert Los Angeles Wrongful Termination Attorneys who have decades of experience in providing top notch legal service to employee victims at work.
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What To Know If You Are Wrongfully Terminated?
Wrongful termination is a type of employment law violation against employees in the workplace. If you are wrongfully terminated, your labor law rights are definitely violated in that your employment has been severed with no justifiable reason.
“At Will” Employment
In California, in case of absence of any type of employment contract, the prevailing work status is “at-will” employment. This means that you can be terminated by your employer for any reason or without any reason at all. However, even in “at will” employment the law provides that an employee cannot be terminated if the reason would be tantamount to violation of public policy, which includes termination due to: harassment, retaliation or discrimination.
If you are doing well at work and you don’t have any prior violations of company policies but you are fired by your employer then you are wrongfully terminated. Also, even if you violated company policies but such violation does not merit termination but you are still dismissed from work, then you are also a victim of wrongful termination.
Reasons for Wrongful Termination
Violation of public policy considerations are the main causes of wrongful termination, which includes harassed and discrimination, which includes: age discrimination, racial discrimination, gender discrimination, disability discrimination, religious discrimination, pregnancy discrimination and national origin discrimination.
If you are being singled out by your employer because of the color of your skin or your religious beliefs, you should not wait for your employer to terminate you against public policy. You should immediately address your concerns through your Human Resources department or by filing a complaint with the proper government agencies.