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Practiced Los Angeles Employment Attorneys Assist Employees after Unlawful Termination

Providing guidance to victims who are wrongfully forced out of their jobs

California follows a system of “at-will” employment, meaning that either the employer or employee may terminate the relationship for any reason without fear of subsequent liability. Wrongful termination, however, occurs when an employee is dismissed as a result of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, or the reporting of a violation of public or company policy.

At The Ruttenberg Law Firm, PC, we represent employees who have been wrongfully discharged or forced to resign because of harassment and discrimination. We also defend those who are still employed but facing threats of wrongful termination for any reason — failing to perform sexual acts or for being a whistleblower. Through dedicated, enthusiastic and practiced representation, our firm has been aiding victims in Los Angeles and throughout California for more than a decade.

Constructive termination

If you are forced to resign because of intolerable, adverse working conditions that would be unusually or repeatedly offensive to any reasonable person, you may sue for constructive termination. Also known as constructive discharge or dismissal, constructive termination occurs when employers allow employees to be subjected to working conditions that violate public policy. If you resigned because of harassment, retaliation, discrimination or other intolerable condition, our attorneys at The Ruttenberg Law Firm, PC use our skills and high quality experience to help secure satisfactory remedies for you.

Wrongful termination

Wrongful termination is a general term that encompasses employee dismissal for inappropriate reasons that include:

  • Discrimination
  • Engagement in protected activities
  • Objection to or reporting of unlawful conduct
  • Violation of other restrictions under the law

To learn more about unlawful termination, along with examples and rights and remedies, please see our page on wrongful termination.

Retaliatory discharge

Under California law, employers cannot retaliate against any employee for engaging in protected activities, including:

  • Filing workers compensation claims
  • Taking family or medical leave
  • Reporting harassment or discrimination
  • Reporting other illegal conduct

Employees who engage in protected activities may not be discharged, suspended, demoted or disciplined in any manner for their conduct. To learn more about your rights and the remedies for employer retaliation, please see our page on retaliatory discharge.

Contact quality lawyers in Los Angeles when you are illegally fired or forced out of your job

At The Ruttenberg Law Firm, PC, we have a long history and excellent reputation in the Los Angeles legal community. We leverage this to help employees who are victims of unlawful conduct. Our lawyers offer flexible hours and a convenient location. We do not charge an attorney’s fee until — and unless — we resolve your case and start the process with a free initial consultation. To speak with one of our dedicated attorneys today, contact us online or call (310) 979-7080.