Wrongful Termination Law Firm in San Diego
We are San Diego attorneys specializing in San Diego Wrongful Termination claims. From San Ysidro to Oceanside, San Diego County boasts some of the most incredible landscapes. Accordingly, this majestic geography with year-round cozy temperatures attracts companies from all over the world. Although the companies range across all industries and disciplines, there are some behaviors that remain the same – those by unscrupulous employers who abuse employee rights. Wrongful Termination is one of the most common causes of action, and consequently, our plaintiff-side only attorneys have dutifully filed these claims on behalf of hundreds of San Diego County residents.
Wrongful Termination comes in many forms. Essentially, it is a claim that a California-based employer terminated an employee in violation of public policy. In other words, although employment in California is “at will” – which means that an employee may be terminated at any time and for any reason – that does not include a reason that is unlawful. Additionally, there are some powerful exceptions to the “at will” rule. If you are in need of a San Diego Wrongful Termination attorney, you need to speak to us, a qualified wrongful termination attorney in San Diego with over 40 years experience.
Here are the most frequent wrongful termination violations that our attorneys litigate:
Public Policy Violation
California Employers may not wrongfully terminate employee 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 and/or California’s Family Rights Act.
A California-based employer may not terminate an employee due to the employees opposing of discrimination, or employer discrimination due to employee membership in a protected group such as age (over 40), request for reasonable accommodation due to disability, gender, marital status, religion, race, sexual orientation, pregnancy, national origin, or medical condition. If you see this you need an experienced San Diego Wrongful Termination attorney to represent you (Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act (“FEHA”)). Our specialized employee-side attorneys review the case with you and remain involved each step of the way until resolution. 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, as well as many other resources that are well beyond the capability of smaller law firms.
As an extension to discrimination, 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. Employers also may not retaliate against employees who decline to violate state or federal statutes, regulations, or other laws.
A California employer 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 as long as the whistleblower had reason to believe an employer engaged in fraudulent, illegal, or unethical behavior.
For any questions about the above information, or to consult a specialized Wrongful Termination law attorney about your case in San Diego County, call the employment law offices of Stephen Danz & Associates today for a free no obligation consultation at 877-789-9707.
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“Mr. Danz and Ms. Porter, Thank you very much for your legal assistance a few weeks back. The problems I was encountering at work were having an extremely adverse effect on every aspect of my daily life. Relationships with my fiance, friends, and family were growing increasingly tense, and my overall daily outlook was grim as a consequence of not being able to see any viable options to remedy the situation. Your willingness to write, speak over the phone, and meet with me was extremely generous. Furthermore, the way in which you treated my family and I was overwhelming. In a calm, compassionate, and sincere fashion, you were able to explain to us very clearly several meaningful options in which to resolve the conflict I had with my employer. On the drive home from meeting with both of you, I felt for the first time in a long time, a sense of relief and renewed the ability to enjoy the moment.
San Diego Wrongful Termination Attorney