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Pasadena Constructive Discharge Attorney
Serving Employees Across Glendale, Los Feliz, Burbank, and Hollywood
Have conditions at your workplace become so intolerable that that you feel like you have no option but to quit? If so, turn to Berberian Law to discuss your situation so we can determine if your employer’s actions have violated any state or federal labor laws.
Our law firm proudly represents employees dealing with such extreme adverse working conditions that they feel they must resign from their jobs. We offer high-quality legal representation to those who are experiencing inappropriate conduct at work and help then properly enact a “voluntary” resignation to ensure that valuable evidence is preserved for a constructive termination claim.
What Is Constructive Termination?
California law doesn’t always treat an employee’s resignation the same as if they quit their job in these situations. Workplace conditions and situations that are so terrible and unavoidable that the employee is forced to resign is considered a termination for legal purposes.
Constructive discharge laws hold employers accountable for creating working conditions so intolerable that an employee is forced to leave. Whether an employer’s actions constitute constructive discharge can be an important factor in determining if that individual is entitled to additional compensation from their former employer.
Examples of Constructive Discharge
It is illegal for employers to create a hostile work environment in order to force an employee to quit. Common examples of constructive discharge include:
- Discontinuing an older employee’s medical benefits
- Capping an employee’s pay
- Hostility in the form of a demotion to an undesirable position
- Downgrading an employee’s compensation and benefits
- An employee suddenly receives negative comments and reviews about their work
- An employee is denied lunch and rest breaks that other workers are allowed to take
- An employer reclassifies an employee as exempt or non-exempt in order to reduce their earning capacity
- An employee’s activity and job performance is being tracked and reported on by co-workers
Set Up Your Free Case Consultation with Our Constructive Discharge Attorney
If you believe your employer is making an effort to retaliate against you or force you to quit, then you might a legitimate claim for constructive discharge and the right to file a wrongful termination lawsuit. Berberian Law is here to walk you through each phase of the legal process and explain all of your options under the law.