Orange County Wrongful Termination Lawyer
Wrongful termination, also known as wrongful dismissal or discharge, occurs when a person’s occupational position is terminated in a manner that violates the employee’s legal rights or breaches a term set forth in the employment contract. Unfortunately, this unlawful dismissal can place you in a difficult financial situation and even detract from your ability to find another job.
You do not have to suffer the negative consequences of losing your job due to wrongful termination. To learn more about your legal options after a wrongful discharge from your job, contact the committed Orange County wrongful termination attorneys of DAILY ALJIAN LLP today at 949-861-2524 and schedule a confidential consultation with our qualified legal team.
Types of Wrongful Termination
California state law follows an “at-will” doctrine in which an employer is typically able to terminate any employee without giving a cause. However, despite this doctrine, employees cannot be terminated for illegal reasons. If your job has been illegally terminated, or if you have been dismissed in a way that violates your company policy, you may be able to recover damages.
Some reasons for termination that are considered illegal include:
- Discrimination based on race, sex, national origin, age, or disability status
- Refusal to commit an illegal act
- Political affiliation or taking time off to vote
- Taking pregnancy leave
- Constructive discharge
Frustratingly, many employers still wrongfully terminate their employees. While it can be intimidating to stand up to your employer if you have been wrongfully dismissed, we can help you fight back.
If you have suffered a wrongful termination at work, you have the right to pursue compensation from your employer. Contact the Orange County wrongful termination lawyers of Daily Aljian today at 949-861-2524 to discuss your case.