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Employees in any city of California including Los Angeles who are wrongfully terminated from their position in violation of an employment contract, for any type of discrimination reason, or for exercising their legal rights may have a wrongful termination claim.


In California, most employees work at will, this means their supervisor or manager may terminate their employment, with or without notice.


However, the state of California has created a number of illegal situations where an employer cannot fire an employee. An experienced Los Angeles wrongful termination attorney can analyze all details of your wrongful termination claim to find out if you can be compensated from damages.


California Wrongful Termination Due To Contract Claims


If you have an employment contract that clearly states you will be working for a certain length of time, or that limits your employer's ability to fire you, your employer must comply by the terms and conditions of such contract.


If your employer terminates your employment in violation of such terms, most likely you have a very strong claim for wrongful termination against your employer and you can immediately file a lawsuit in the Los Angeles court system. It's important to find a wrongful termination lawyer who knows the Los Angeles court ecosystem and has experienced in wrongful termination case in Los Angeles. is a California Bar Certified lawyer referral and information system and you can benefit from our vetting process to find experienced and reputable wrongful termination lawyers in Los Angeles for FREE.


An employment contract in California may be executed in writing or in some cases an oral agreement. An employment contract may also be implied, which means that even if there's no formal agreement certain actions or statements by your employer are sufficient to establish a contractual responsibility. If your employer acts or deliberately violates any statement, you may be able to file a lawsuit for wages, benefits, and any other awards or compensations you should have received.


California Wrongful Termination Due To Discrimination Claims


In California, an employer cannot fire an employee based on certain protected characteristics such as race, color, ethnicity, religious beliefs, gender (including pregnancy or maternity leave), age, disability, medical information, sexual orientation, gender identity, citizenship status, marital status, AIDS/HIV status, medical condition, FMLA, political beliefs or activities, military status, or status as a victim of domestic violence, stalking, or assault.


If you were fired from your job because of ANY of the situations above, you may have a strong wrongful termination case in Los Angeles and you should immediately consult with a reputable and experienced wrongful termination attorney from our network.


If you win a discrimination lawsuit, your employer can be forced to pay not only your lost wages and benefits, but also your legal fees, court costs, emotional distress, and in some cases punitive damages. Including in the compensation you receive are  legal fees which means there is not up money costs to you in order to hire the best employment lawyer.


California Wrongful Termination Due To Retaliation Claims


California employers cannot terminate an employee for defending his or her employment rights. Common situations we have encountered in the past are:


  1. You may not be fired for filing a complaint of discrimination or harassment.

  2. For requesting or taking family and medical leave.

  3. Taking time off to serve on a jury duty.

  4. Filing a workers' compensation claim, or

  5. For filing a complaint about illegal wage and hour practices (such as unpaid overtime or illegal tip-sharing arrangements).


Most employees are unaware that California is perhaps the state that has the most restrictions for employers when it comes to fire someone, which means there are many potential situations for retaliation claims.


If you were fired from your job because you filed a complaint or for exercising a right granted by law, you must submit a wrongful termination claim immediately to one of our pre-screened employment lawyers. 


The compensation you may receive as a result of a lawsuit depends on the specifics of your situation. During a personal and confidential interview, the attorney who has extensive experience in California wrongful termination cases will be able to assess your case and advise you on how to proceed taking into account what law was violated.

Every employment lawyer in our network is vetted, monitored and pre-screened. We make sure they have substancial working experience in wrongful termination cases in Los Angeles and that they aren't under investigation due to unethical preactices. 

Additional Information: How to report wrongful termination in California

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