If Your Employer Fired You for an Unlawful Reason in Los Angeles, Our Lawyers Can Help

Most employment relationships in the Los Angeles area are “at will,” which means either the employer or the employee can end the relationship at any time – sometimes, for no reason at all. However, an employer still may not terminate an employee for reasons that violate employment laws or public policy.

After you get terminated, it can be difficult to know whether your employer violated your rights. You should never hesitate to discuss the matter with a wrongful termination attorney in Los Angeles who can determine whether your termination was unlawful or not. Contact Martin & Bontrager, APC to learn more today.

Common Reasons for Wrongful Termination

Employers may lawfully fire employees for many reasons, superficial or serious. However, some reasons for termination violate an employee’s rights under the law. Some reasons that are often unlawful include:

  • Discrimination based on protected factors, such as race, sex, religion, sexual orientation, disability, age, and many more
  • Retaliation for exercising a lawful right, such as complaining of unlawful discrimination or harassment, requesting family leave, filing a workers’ compensation claim, and more
  • Retaliation for whistle-blowing, which involves reporting the unethical or unlawful conduct of an employer
  • Refusal to engage in unlawful or unethical conduct at the employer’s request
  • Engaging in a civic duty, such as jury duty or voting

If you believe that your employer fired you for an unlawful reason, you have the right to file a legal claim for wrongful termination.

Consult with a Wrongful Termination Lawyer in Los Angeles Today

The law firm of Martin & Bontrager, APC represents employees who have their rights violated by employers. To discuss a possible case, schedule a consultation with a Los Angeles wrongful termination attorney by calling 323.940.1700 or contacting us online.

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