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Pasadena Wrongful Termination Attorney
Serving Employees in Pasadena, Glendale, Los Feliz, Burbank, and Hollywood
Whether you wear a blue or a white collar, there are many different laws that provide protections for employees in the workplace. Employees who are fired for discriminatory reasons or for exercising certain legal rights may have a wrongful termination claim. Federal and California law prohibit discrimination in the workplace based on certain protected characteristics, including race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, and age.
Similarly, an employer may not fire an employee for exercising, or trying to enforce, their employment rights. For example, you may not be fired for filing a complaint of discrimination or harassment, requesting or taking family and medical leave, taking time off to serve on a jury, filing a workers' compensation claim, or complaining about illegal wage and hour practices (such as unpaid overtime or illegal tip sharing arrangements).
If you have been wrongfully terminated, your employer may be required to pay not only your lost wages and benefits, but also your attorneys’ fees and court costs, damages for your emotional distress, and possibly punitive damages.
Our team at Berberian Lawis here to help you seek fair and just compensation for your claim. We’ve helped clients like you find a sense of justice after being unlawfully discharged from their jobs, and we are prepared to leverage our firm’s extensive resources to fiercely advocate for you.
If you believe your employer has unfairly fired you, then contact us online or call (888) 849-2023 for a free consultation.
How Do You Know If You Have Been Wrongfully Terminated?
To help determine if you may have been wrongfully terminated, ask yourself the following questions:
- Did your employer suddenly start subjecting you to unwarranted discipline or criticism?
- Were you fired for something that others have done without being terminated?
- Did your employer fail to follow its own progressive discipline policy before firing you??
- Did your employer fire you after you complained about unfair treatment towards you or someone else, or about conduct you believed was illegal?
How We Can Help You
Although state and federal law provide multiple protections for employees in the workplace, whether an employer is subject to those laws and whether an employee can take action under those laws is determined on a case-by-case basis.
Employers have a team of people, including lawyers and human resources employees, to help guide them through legal issues. You may find that you need your own team to help navigate this complex process. The wrongful termination attorneys at Berberian Law in Pasadena can help you understand your options and enforce your rights.