Best Rated Wrongful Termination Law Firm in Bakersfield
We are the go-to law firm in Bakersfield for providing trustworthy and straight-forward guidance regarding your wrongful termination. If you were terminated or believe that you were terminated for a questionable reason, then contact an attorney as soon as possible. Calltoday.
With more than 40 years of combined legal experience, our attorneys are ready, willing, and able to assist with your case. Our attorneys have been highly rated by their peers for ethical standards and legal skills with multiple selections to the Super Lawyers designation. Stephen Danz & Associates is the largest employee-side law firm in California with a focus on employment law. We are proud of our years of experience representing Bakersfield residents who fell victim to discrimination and wrongful termination.
Protect Your Rights – Don’t Be a Victim!
Although California is an “at will” employment state, your employer may still not fire you for an unlawful reason. Therefore, California’s employees (and job applicants) are protected under the federal Title VII of the Civil Rights Act (“Title VII”) and California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act (“FEHA”). Employees may not be discriminated against on the basis on their age, sex/gender, religion, race, national origin, disability, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, or perceived belonging to any of the above-protected classes. When you contact our Bakersfield attorneys, they may meet and guide you to discuss your issues. The initial consultation is no cost and complimentary. At that time, we will be able to evaluate whether we may be able to take your case and you will be able to determine if you want to be represented by our firm.
Bakersfield Wrongful Termination Attorneys at Your Service
We are Bakersfield lawyers specializing in Wrongful Termination claims. Our local companies range across many industries, but there are some behaviors that remain the same – those by discriminatory employers who abuse employee rights. Wrongful Termination is one of the most common causes of action under employment law, and consequently, our plaintiff-side only attorneys have dutifully filed these claims on behalf of many Bakersfield residents.
Wrongful Termination comes in many forms. Here are some of the most frequent wrongful termination violations that our attorneys litigate in Bakersfield:
Public Policy Violation
California Employers may not wrongfully terminate employees in violation of public policies such as when employees complain about being harassed at work, take reasonable time off to vote, serve on jury duty, perform military service, or take the allowable bonding time or pregnancy leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) and/or California’s Family Rights Act (“CFRA”).
Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act (“FEHA”), a California-based employer may not fire an employee due to the employee’s opposition to discrimination, or employer discrimination due to employee membership in a protected group such as age (over 40), a request for reasonable accommodation due to disability, gender, marital status, religion, race, sexual orientation, pregnancy, national origin, or medical condition. Our specialized employee-side lawyers review the case with you and remain involved each step of the way. Often, this involves a review of the facts, request and analysis of the evidence through subpoena, deposition of your supervisor and those involved in the decision-making surrounding the termination, as well as many other resources that are well beyond the capability of smaller law firms.
An employer may not retaliate against an employee who complains about discrimination or harassment against the employee or another employee whether the claim is legitimate or the employee merely had a reasonable basis that such conduct is unlawful. Also, employers also may not retaliate against employees who decline to violate state or federal statutes, regulations, or other laws.
Employers may not fire an employee due to the employee’s complaints about the employer’s violation of laws, participation in whistleblowing about an employer’s illegal conduct, or aiding the government in litigation against the employer. This defense also protects employees who whistleblow for another employee if the whistleblower had reason to believe an employer engaged in fraudulent, illegal, or unethical behavior.
Contact our Bakersfield Office Today
For any questions about the above information, or to consult a specialized Wrongful Termination law attorney about your case in Bakersfield, call the employment law offices of Stephen Danz & Associates for a free no obligation consultation at 877-789-9707.