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Contract Claims For Wrongful Termination

If you have a contract that guarantees you continued employment for a specific length of time or that restricts your employer’s ability to terminate you (for example, simply because “good cause” exists), your employer must keep its end of the bargain. If you are terminated in violation of the terms of your contract, you may have a valid case against your employer.

A written or spoken agreement is all that’s required to create an employment contract. An employment contract may also be inferred by your employer’s conduct, such as a provision in an employee handbook stating that employees will be terminated only for good cause. (For more information on how these contracts are formed and what they demand, see Types of Employment Contracts.) If your employer violated a contract of any kind, you may seek compensation for wages, benefits, and anything else you are owed. You can also utilize the contract as a bargaining chip to negotiate a severance package with your employer.

Discrimination Claims

Employers are prohibited from taking actions like terminating an employee based on certain protected characteristics. In California, you must disclose your race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age (if over 65), disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, and citizenship status.

You might have a viable wrongful termination claim if you were let go due to your membership in a protected group. If you win a discrimination lawsuit, your employer will be required to reimburse not just your lost wages and benefits, but also attorneys’ fees and court costs, damages for emotional distress, and possibly punitive damages.

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Retaliation Claims

Employees may not be fired for attempting to exercise or defend, their employment rights. For example, you are not automatically terminated for filing a claim of discrimination or harassment, requesting or taking family and medical leave, taking time off to serve on a jury, submitting a workers’ compensation claim, or complaining about unlawful wage and hour practices (such as unpaid overtime or tip-sharing arrangements). California is undoubtedly the most protective state for employees, which implies that there are a lot of bases for retaliation lawsuits. You may have a claim against your employer if you were dismissed because you made a complaint or exercised a legal right.

The amount of compensation you may be eligible for as a result of your retaliation is determined by the statute under which you were exercising your rights. However, in most cases, a successful employee may obtain not just lost income and perks, but also legal fees, emotional distress damages, and possibly punitive damages.

Violation Of Public Policy

Employees may not be dismissed for exercising their legal rights, declining to perform an illegal act, or reporting workplace illegality. Public policy claims are similar to, yet somewhat different from, retaliation claims. A retaliation claim is based on a specific employment law provision that forbids employers from firing people for exercising their rights or complaining about being denied them.

A public policy claim, on the other hand, does not have to be based on a specific statute or employment law. Here are some instances:

  • An employee belongs to a group that opposes required childhood vaccinations and attempts to persuade lawmakers to allow parents to opt-out of vaccinating their children. She is let go, even though she did this job entirely on her own time.
  • After declining his manager’s request to lie to an IRS auditor regarding the company’s equipment purchases throughout the previous year, he is let go.
  • An employee at a firm that produces airplane parts is let go after filing a complaint with the federal government, claiming that the business engages in the practice of using after-market components.

Even though there is no law that explicitly prohibits employers from firing workers for doing so, an employee would have a wrongful termination claim if they were to do so in each of these situations. The main idea is that no one should be dismissed for doing something legal, demonstrating, or refusing to participate in unlawful or unethical activities.

Wrongful termination in violation of public policy is a tort (wrongful act) claim, which implies that an employee may be awarded not only lost income and benefits, but also damages for emotional distress and punitive damages (whereby an employer’s actions are especially egregious).

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Other Personal Injury Claims

Employees may also have other personal injury claims against their employer. An employee who was harassed and retaliated against might file a claim for assault or battery (in addition to a harassment and retaliation claim), for example. Another possibility is that an employee who is accused of theft may have a defamation claim if the employer spreads false information maliciously, hurting the employee’s chances of getting another employment. You may have a fraud claim if you were promised large compensation in exchange for your work, but the employer did not intend to deliver on those promises. For any of these personal injury claims, you can request compensation for missed earnings and benefits, emotional distress damages, and punitive damages from the court.

What Compensation Is Available In A California Wrongful Termination Lawsuit?

In California, you may get compensation for missed income, lost job benefits, and emotional trauma if you sue an employer for wrongful termination. Our California unlawful termination lawyers can answer any questions you have about what damages you might receive in a wrong-employment case.

What Can I Do About A Wrongful Termination?

If you’re thinking about bringing a wrongful termination lawsuit, you should contact an employment law attorney immediately. In order to file a claim within 300 days of being fired, you must seek legal counsel as soon as possible. Contact Wrongful Termination California if you believe you have been unjustly dismissed from your position. Our attorneys will fight tirelessly to defend your rights in the workplace.

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