California Wrongful Termination Attorneys Are Here to Help You
Reinstating jobs and recovering monetary compensation for employees for more than 55 total years
A wrongful termination or wrongful dismissal occurs when an employee is fired for an invalid reason or is forced to quit. If you believe you were wrongfully terminated from your job, you may be entitled to receive a significant amount of money. This is true even if you had no employment contract and were merely an “at-will” employee (which theoretically allows an employer to fire you without any reason). For more than 55 years combined, Mr. Bryman and Mr. Apelian have successfully litigated and negotiated on behalf of wrongfully dismissed employees from San Diego to Riverside, Orange County, the greater Los Angeles areas, Pasadena, Glendale, Burbank, the San Fernando Valley, the Bay Area and throughout northern California. We are your advocates and we want to help you.
Wrongful termination and at-will contracts
Unless otherwise specified, most employment contracts are “at-will” contracts. This means either the employer or the employee may end the business relationship for no reason. However, public policy demands basic minimum safeguards for employees, even those who may be fired at the will of their employers. If your “at-will” employment was terminated, you may be able to pursue legal action if your termination involved any of the following:
- Discrimination — Discrimination based on race, gender, ethnicity, political party or disability is strictly prohibited in the workplace with regards to hiring and firing.
- Whistleblower retaliation — Whistleblowing involves reporting unlawful or unethical conduct in your company. If you were fired for reporting such activity, you were a victim of whistleblower retaliation.
- Age discrimination — Picking on someone or firing them because of their age or to hire a younger employee (to save the company money) in one’s place
- Sexual harassment
- Violation of company guidelines — If your employment contract contains termination guidelines, your employer is obligated to follow them. For example, if your company policy offers every employee 30 days’ notice before termination and you did not receive such notice, you may be entitled to recovery under wrongful termination.
- Refusal to break the law — If your employer or supervisor fired you for refusing to violate a law, you are protected from being wrongfully terminated. For example, if your boss asked you to alter the company’s financial records and you refused and lost your job as a result, you are entitled to compensation and job reinstatement.
If you lost your job and are unsure your boss had a valid reason, it is worth investigating. Our employment law attorneys have provided zealous legal representation for working Californians for decades.
Free initial consultations with a dedicated employment law attorney
At the Law Office of Bryman & Apelian A Professional Corporation, we offer free initial consultations to all potential clients to answer your preliminary questions. Once we take on your case, we work on a contingency fee basis, which means you will pay us absolutely nothing unless you win! Whether you live in San Diego, Bakersfield, Fresno, Los Angeles, Burbank, Sherman Oaks, Pasadena, Glendale, San Diego, Riverside, northern California counties, Orange County or the San Francisco Bay Area, our attorneys offer effective legal representation throughout the state of California. If you have an employment law issue, contact us online or simply call us at 818.225.5151 today to speak with an experienced attorney at no cost and no obligation.