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Do You Have A Case For Wrongful Termination?

Wrongful termination is one of the most misunderstood areas of employment law. Termination for a vindictive or foolish reason does not necessarily make it wrongful in the eyes of the law. It is crucial to seek the advice of an experienced employment law attorney if you suspect you were wrongfully terminated by your employer.

In Oakland and throughout the Bay Area, you can turn to Bohbot & Riles, PC, for the guidance you need at a crucial time. We have been representing California workers for more than 20 years including those who have suffered from wrongful termination. We can help you determine the facts of your case and advise you on the next steps, which may include pursuing a legal claim for lost wages, benefits and other damages.

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Examples Of Wrongful Termination

Most California workers are employed “at will,” which means they can be terminated at any time with or without notice. There are a number of exceptions under California law, including:
  • Employment contracts: Some employment contracts specify the dates of employment, and early termination is a violation of the agreement.
  • Discrimination: It is illegal to terminate an employee for being a member of a protected class, including age, sex, race, national origin, citizenship status, gender identity or sexual orientation.
  • Retaliation: It is against the law to terminate an employee as retaliation for asserting their employment rights. For example, an employee cannot be legally terminated for taking FMLA, using paid vacation or speaking up about illegal actions.
  • Violations of the law: An employee cannot be terminated for refusing to commit a legal act or blowing the whistle on illegal activity in the workplace.

If you have been wrongfully terminated, we can help you pursue your rights to the fullest extent of the law, including bringing claims for financial damages such as lost earnings and lost benefits.