Practiced Los Angeles Employment Attorneys Assist Employees Facing Unlawful Termination
Providing guidance to victims of discriminatory or retaliatory treatment
California follows a system of “at-will” employment, meaning that either the employer or employee may terminate the relationship for any reason. However, there are certain types of termination that can run afoul of state or federal laws. Wrongful termination typically occurs when the employer illegally discriminates or retaliates against an employee in violation of a protected characteristic like gender, race or whistleblower status. At The Ruttenberg Law Firm, P.C., we represent employees who have been discharged or forced to resign or who are still employed but face threats of termination. Through dedicated, enthusiastic and practiced representation, our firm has been aiding employees in such cases in Los Angeles and throughout California for more than a decade.
Help when you’ve been wrongfully terminated
Though California employers have considerable freedom to fire at-will employees without cause, there are certain exceptions. Termination is illegal when done as an act of retaliation, such as when employees report unlawful conduct or engage in activity protected under state or federal law. Employment decisions motivated by race, religion, sex, age or inclusion in another protected class constitute illegal discrimination. Contractual employees have additional protections, such as clauses that require good cause for termination or that set a minimum length of employment. If your employer committed any infraction in letting you go, you may have a valid wrongful termination claim.
What is 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, it occurs when employees are subjected to oppressive working conditions that a reasonable person would find intolerable. If you resigned because of harassment, retaliation, discrimination or other adverse job conditions, our attorneys at The Ruttenberg Law Firm, P.C. use our skills and high quality experience to determine what legal remedies may be available.
What to do if you are a victim of retaliatory discharge
Under California law, employers cannot fire, suspend, demote, discipline or otherwise retaliate against any employee for engaging in protected activities, such as filing a workers’ compensation claim, taking family or medical leave and reporting harassment, discrimination or other illegal conduct. If you were a victim of such an action, our attorneys can advise you on your rights and help you pursue monetary compensation, job reinstatement or other recourse. To learn more about your rights and the remedies for employer retaliation, please see our page on retaliatory discharge.
Formidable representation in all types of employment termination cases
When you hire Ruttenberg Firm, P.C., your case will receive dedicated attention from our focused employment attorneys. We build our legal arguments with care and strategy, working to collect evidence and testimony that demonstrate employer wrongdoing and your right to fair compensation. Our documented record of positive outcomes is owed to our dedicated and focused employment lawyers, most of whom have close to 20 years of legal experience. We take on all types of unlawful employment termination cases.
Contact respected Los Angeles employment termination attorneys for a free consultation
At The Ruttenberg Law Firm, P.C. in Los Angeles, we take pride in our reputation as a California workers’ rights firm. If you believe you were the victim of illegal employment termination, call us at (310) 979-7080 or contact us online for a free consultation. We offer flexible hours and only collect attorney fees if we obtain a favorable outcome.