Helping You Fight Back Against Wrongful Termination
Wrongful terminations can be financially, professionally and emotionally costly. These cases can be complicated, especially when employees go up against established companies with seasoned corporate lawyers ready to defend them. To make sure that your rights and interests are protected — and that your case is positioned for a favorable outcome — it’s crucial to retain the representation of an experienced lawyer.
When employers wrongly terminate workers and violate their rights, the Los Angeles-based team at Moon & Yang, APC, will be ready to help workers fight back, pursue justice and secure the recoveries they deserve. Our wrongful termination attorneys have extensive experience upholding workers’ rights and helping them seek justice after they have been wrongly terminated.
When Do Dismissals Constitute Wrongful Termination?
California’s Labor Code specifies that employers in the state can fire employees for any cause at all — or for no reason whatsoever. This makes California an “at-will” employment state. Despite this at-will employment relationship, however, there are certain instances when firing an employee is illegal. In fact, any dismissal that violates California or federal laws can constitute a wrongful termination.
When wrongful terminations occur, employees can sue their former employers, holding them accountable for breaking the law and violating their rights. Dismissals, layoffs and firings are illegal when they involve:
- Discriminatory practices: It is against the law for employers to fire employees based on race, ethnicity, national origin, color, gender, religion, age, level of ability and/or state of pregnancy.
- Bad faith practices: Bad faith actions occur when an employer fires a worker to prevent him or her from collecting bonuses, to replace a worker with others who will do the job for less, etc.
- Violations of public policy: Examples include firing workers for taking time off to complete civic duties (like voting or serving in the military) or for becoming whistleblowers.
- Breach of written or implied promises: When employers make promises in employment contracts or via verbal agreements, firing an employee before the term of the contract can constitute a wrongful termination.
- Fraud: Firing an employee for reporting an employer’s fraudulent actions, participating in fraud investigations or refusing to engage fraudulent actions is wrongful termination.
Get A Free Wrongful Termination Consultation
No one should have to experience a wrongful termination. Schedule a free initial consultation with Moon & Yang, APC, in Los Angeles. We will provide honest feedback and keep your case as cost-effective as possible. Get your consultation by calling 213-232-3128 or by sending our law firm an email.