Accomplished San Diego Law Firm Assists Workers in Wrongful Termination Cases
Experienced attorney litigates complex lawsuits for California employees
Do you believe you were let go from your job illegally? If you were, my employment law practice at Chivinski Law Firm, APC may be able to help you recover damages through a wrongful termination claim. As a litigation attorney since 2005, I have extensive experience helping fired employees achieve positive resolutions in claims against their former employers and will diligently assert your rights. My law firm represents individuals in San Diego and throughout Southern California.
What is wrongful termination?
Even though California is an at-will employment state, which for employees means they can be terminated at any time without cause or notice, you cannot be fired or laid off for reasons that are in violation of state or federal employment laws. Wrongful termination actions can arise from dismissals based on discrimination, retaliation for reporting sexual harassment or other workplace misconduct and contractual violations. My labor and employment law firm can help you understand your legal rights based on your circumstances.
Wrongful termination based on discrimination
California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) says that workers cannot be discriminated against or harassed based on their race, color, sex, sexual orientation, disability and several other protected characteristics. They cannot be fired from their jobs simply because they belong to a protected class or as retaliation for complaining about workplace discrimination. If you believe you were fired based on discrimination, I will investigate the circumstances and counsel you about your options for possibly getting compensation for your financial losses and the effect on your physical and emotional well-being.
Wrongful termination in violation of a contract
If you have a valid employment contract that prevents you from being fired unless proper cause exists, your dismissal could constitute a contract breach. Depending on the specific agreement language, you could potentially collect damages in a wrongful termination claim, including pay and benefits you are owed under the contract. For example, if your contract was for one year and you were fired after nine months without cause, you could be entitled to the remaining three months of salary and benefits. When I meet with you, I will review your contract terms and discuss with you the reason your employer said you were being let go and advise you about a claim.
Contact a responsive California employment law firm when you have been wrongfully terminated
At Chivinski Law Firm, APC, I represent individuals in the San Diego area and throughout greater Southern California who have been illegally terminated from their jobs. To speak with me in a free consultation, call 619-403-9935 or contact me online.