Standing Up for the Rights of California Workers
Have you recently lost your job for reasons you suspect may be against the law? Was your employment terminated due to harassment, discrimination, or in retaliation for filing a complaint or taking medical leave?
If so, you may have been wrongfully terminated, which would grant you the opportunity to file a lawsuit against your former employer.
At Manfred, APC, we take pride in our fight for the rights of California workers. San Diego wrongful termination attorney Manfred Muecke brings substantive experience helping employees statewide standing up to negligent employers and helping employees receive the compensation they are rightfully owed.
To determine whether you have a potential claim regarding unlawful termination against your former employer, don't hesitate to reach out to our firm today.
After You've Been Fired—Was It Illegal?
No one likes to suddenly lose a job involuntarily. Feelings of rejection may soon give way to questions of legality.
Did your employer have a legitimate reason to let you go? Did you feel as if you were forced to quit or resign your job for potentially unlawful reasons? Or did they break the law when discharging you?
The answer to that question often boils down to the employer's intent as well as circumstances surrounding the termination and verifying that intent through a review of evidence.
In a nutshell, it is usually not illegal for an employer to let you go simply because they don't like you or they have decided to downsize the business. A legitimate business decision is an employer's prerogative.
California Employment Law
- Reimbursement Of Job Expenses
- Wage And Hour Claims
- Wrongful Termination
When Is an Employer Not Allowed to Let Employees Go?
Illegal reasons for letting employees go, on the other hand, include:
- The employee's race or national origin
- The employee's religion
- The employee's gender or sexual orientation
- An employee's pregnancy or potential to become pregnant
- Retaliating against an employee for whistleblowing on the company
- Breach of contract
- A hostile work culture with a history of harassment
Additionally, retaliation after an employee has filed a complaint about the employer or requested or taken time off as allowed by the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the California Family Rights Act (CFRA), or the New Parent Leave Act (NPLA).
A careful review of your case may show that your employer did or did not violate federal or state laws when discharging you. Manfred, APC, is ready to evaluate the facts and determine whether you have a cause to bring legal action.
Request a Consultation & Determine the Best Course of Action
Employment lawyer Manfred Muecke brings well-honed skill and an eye for potential solutions available to aggrieved employees.
Wrongful termination claims are very much fact-driven and thus, careful attention to details surrounding the termination is critical. Reach out to us to help you evaluate your potential wrongful termination claims. Discover the best path to justice in your case.
If your employer crossed a line and violated employment laws, you deserve to know that and understand your options. To schedule an appointment with Mr. Muecke, call (619) 452-1119 or send us a message online.