Wrongful Termination Attorneys in the San Francisco Bay Area
California employment termination law prohibits wrongful termination due to discrimination or an employee reporting discrimination or harassment in the workplace. Wrongful termination lawyers in the San Francisco area can determine whether you were wrongfully fired and restore your employment rights. The wrongful termination attorneys at the Bay Area Employment Lawyers Rand L. Stephens and Richard Koss have more than three decades of experience fighting for the rights of California workers in both state and federal courts.
Wrongful Termination in California
California is an “at-will” employment state, which in general means that employers can fire employees with or without cause. However, California employers cannot terminate workers on the basis of legally protected rights, including characteristics, such as age (over the age of 40), disability, gender, religion, race or sexual orientation. And employers cannot fire employees in retaliation for reporting discrimination, harassment or illegal behavior in the workplace, or for participating in workplace investigations. Wrongful termination in California is illegal, and workers have legal protections. State and federal laws protect employees and encourage them to report discrimination and harassment without fear of being fired.
If you were terminated or otherwise the victim of retaliation based on illegal discrimination or for reporting discrimination, harassment, wage or overtime pay violation, or for participation in the Armed Forces, you may have a legal claim. In California, workers also cannot be fired for requesting leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act or the California Family Rights Act, for requesting reasonable accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act, or for whistleblowing about an employer’s illegal conduct or financial fraud. You may have a claim for wrongful termination in California even though you are an “at-will” employee. The wrongful termination lawyers at the Bay Area Employment Lawyers Rand L. Stephens and Richard Koss will evaluate your case and determine whether you can sue your employer for lost wages and damages.
Call an Experienced Wrongful Termination Lawyer in California, CA Today
If you have been wrongfully terminated due to discrimination, harassment or retaliation, your employer can be held responsible for California employment law violations. You may have the right to sue your employer for wrongful termination and collect lost wages and damages. Take action and call the wrongful termination attorneys at the Bay Area Employment Lawyers Rand L. Stephens and Richard Koss today.