Wrongful Termination Lawyer in Los Angeles

Wrongful Termination Litigation
Rushovich Mehtani LLP: Superior Wrongful Termination Attorneys in Los Angeles, CA

At Rushovich Mehtani LLP our wrongful termination attorneys in Los Angeles, CA understand how devastating it can be to lose your job – especially when your firing is unlawful. With more than a decade of experience in representing clients who have been wrongfully terminated from their jobs, our lawyers place this category at the top of our employment and labor law practice areas.

If you are a victim of wrongful termination in Los Angeles, CA, our attorney group and support staff can provide you with premier legal guidance, and the top-tier resources you need to bring a claim against your employer and seek justice and fair compensation.

Developing a Strong Wrongful Termination Case

Both California and Federal employment laws prohibit employers from terminating employees under certain circumstances. When these prohibitions are breached by an employer through the act of illegally firing or laying off employees, our law firm is here to protect your rights fully, and represent you passionately.

Employees in Los Angeles, CA cannot be fired or laid off because of :
  • Discrimination
  • Employer retaliation
  • Because an employee refused to commit or participate in an illegal act or to break the law
Wrongful Termination by Discrimination is Against the Law

Both the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act (Title VII) set forth protected categories or charasteristics of individuals that may not be taken into consideration when an employer fires or lays off an employee. Generally speaking, the FEHA covers more protected categories than Title VII.

If your termination is the result of your employer directly discriminating against you in any of these categories, we can potentially help you pursue financial recovery :

It is illegal to discriminate against any employee based on any of the foregoing protected categories. Our firm takes pride in protecting the Civil Rights Laws in the United States and in California. Our wrongful termination attorneys in Los Angeles, CA will provide a strategic approach to filing a claim against your employer, while ensuring the financial, emotional and physical harms you endured are addressed through a financial settlement that is specific to your case.

Retaliation is Prohibited by Law

One major type of illegal retaliation is the act of an employer firing or laying off an employee for participating in a protected practice. It is an employer's illegal act in seeking revenge on an employee for acting in a protected capacity – an act you cannot be fired for under the law. Types of retaliatory wrongful terminations include, but are not limited to:

  • Retaliation due to participation in an investigation for discrimination;
  • Reporting safety or health hazards;
  • Informing law enforcement agencies of illegal activity;
  • Taking time off for military service, pregnancy/child birth, or civil obligations including jury duty;
  • Refusal to perform hazardous or dangerous work;
  • Reporting concerns or violations to Occupational Safety and Health (OSHA)

Time is of the essence in holding your employer responsible for their illegal behavior of wrongfully terminating you in retaliation for your legal actions against them. Our wrongful termination lawyers in Los Angeles, CA will take the lead in suing your employer for the financial recovery you are entitled to as compensation for the violation of your civil rights.

Refusal to Commit an Illegal Act Is Noble Behavior – Not Grounds for Termination

It is unlawful to fire an employee for refusing to commit an illegal act in the workplace – no matter what the request is, or how small of an infraction it may seem. Illegal acts may be requested from an employer in any area of employment, in any industry. Employees are in absolutely no way obligated by their employment terms to commit an illegal act.

Some examples of illegal activities can include :

  • Accounting improprieties
  • Shipping illegal goods
  • Engaging in illegal contracts
  • Participating in deceitful or fraudulent practices

If you are ever faced with engaging in illegal activity at work, notify law enforcement officials immediately to ensure you are protected from wrongdoing. If you are wrongly terminated for failing to engage in any illegal activity, contact our law office today for immediate representation. We can speak with the company, its lawyers and law enforcement officials on your behalf to decrease your vulnerability, and provide the full confidence you need in the courtroom to redeem your position and uphold your innocence.

Failure to Follow Written Termination Procedures Is a Breach of Employment Terms

Larger companies, corporate entities, and government agencies typically provide employees with a manual or handbook that outlines the employer’s working terms and practices. These guidelines can include processes and procedures that describe the chain of events that will lead to final termination circumstances.

In most cases, employee handbooks list a termination process that may include following requirements to take place before an employee can be fired :

  • Verbal warnings of misconduct
  • Written notices of wrongdoing
  • Employee file notations of delinquencies
  • Human resources/witness involvement in continued offenses
  • Rehabilitation or employee assistance program enrollment
  • Mandated classes or therapy
  • Work suspension
  • Termination

If your employment has been fired before the written procedures were applied to your case, you may have been wrongfully terminated. Even if your company does not have a formal termination procedure, you may still be able to file a case against your employer for wrongful termination. Contact our experienced Los Angeles, CA employment law attorneys today to understand your rights fully, and take control of the next steps in holding your employer responsible for your loss of income, benefits and stature in the community.

Contact Our Wrongful Termination Attorneys in Los Angeles, CA Today

At Rushovich Mehtani LLP our Los Angeles, CA wrongful termination attorneys can be reached for a free consultation by calling (323) 433-9094 now. If you believe you have been wrongfully terminated, we would like to hear the details of your case today. Our employment and labor law attorneys will begin compiling the facts of your case, applying the applicable laws that will determine the damages we can pursue because of your abrupt and illegal unemployment. Call today to set up an initial meeting with one of our skilled and aggressive wrongful termination lawyers in Los Angeles, CA. We can provide you with the legal and personal confidence you need to face your employer head on without delay.