In California, most employment positions are considered to be "at-will." In other words, an employer may fire an employee for any reason or for no reason at all. However, an employer may not fire an employee for a discriminatory reason or for other reasons prohibited by state and federal laws. If an employer fires an employee illegally, it is considered wrongful termination and an employee may seek financial damages from the employer.

At Limonjyan Law Group, our attorneys fight for the rights of employees across the greater Los Angeles area. If you believe that you were wrongfully terminated from your job, call our law offices in Burbank at 213-640-2693.

Situations Where An Employee May Be Unlawfully Terminated

There are a number of situations that may give rise to a wrongful termination claim. If an employee is the victim of discrimination and is fired for reporting the discrimination, or if the firing is the end result of discrimination, it may be possible to make a case for wrongful termination.

If an employee is fired after reporting an illegal act undertaken by the employer or for engaging in other activities protected by whistleblower laws, it is likely wrongful termination.

Another instance of wrongful termination may involve the legal concept of "constructive discharge." This can occur when an employee has no choice but to quit his or her job because the employer has made working conditions so intolerable that any reasonable person would have also quit if forced to face these conditions.

Contact Our Lawyers For Help With Employment Law Issues

Because California is an at-will employment state, it can be difficult to prove cases of wrongful termination. That is why it is important to have a skilled legal advocate in your corner. To schedule a consultation with our attorneys, call us at 213-640-2693. You may also contact us online and we will return your message promptly. In addition to English, we speak Spanish, Russian and Armenian.