Most folks feel that anytime someone is fired from a job for reasons that are wrong, the resulting termination is wrongful. However, for employees contemplating a lawsuit against their employer it is important to understand the difference between a termination that is just wrong, and one which is also illegal. Unfortunately, a termination can sometimes be wrongful, but not in a legal sense. The best way for a recently terminated employee to find out if they have a case is to contact employee wrongful termination lawyers for a consultation. Each employee wrongful termination lawyer at the Akopyan Law Firm A.P.C. provides complimentary case evaluations to wrongfully terminated employees in Burbank, Glendale, Los Angeles, and surrounding areas. While the best approach is to contact an employee wrongful termination lawyer for a case specific evaluation, here are some common misconceptions you may find interesting.
Myth #1 discrimination laws protect women but not men
This is false. Every person is protected by California’s workplace discrimination laws regardless of their sex or sexual orientation. If you were fired from your job due to your gender or sexual orientation, you should contact one of our wrongful termination lawyers at Akopyan Law Firm regardless of your gender or sexual orientation.
Myth #2 I cannot afford an employee wrongful termination lawyer
This is a common misconception. The employee wrongful termination lawyers at the Akopyan Law Firm provide complimentary case evaluations, and if they accept a case on behalf of a wrongfully terminated employee, then they do the work on a contingency fee basis. This means that the wrongfully terminated employee does not have to pay any legal fees unless and until the Akopyan Law Firm secures a recovery. Each employee wrongful termination lawyer at the Akopyan Law Firm represents employees throughout Southern California, including Burbank, Glendale, and Los Angeles.
Myth #3 I was wrongfully terminated from my job because the reason I got fired is untrue
Any employee who’s hired at-will can be fired for any reason or no reason at all, or even the wrong reason, so long as it does not violate the law. Yes, it does sound harsh, but an employer cannot always be sued for mistakenly believing that an employee did something they did not actually do, or for being dishonest about the reasons for the termination. To find out if your termination was not only wrong but also illegal, call an employee wrongful termination lawyer to evaluate your case.
Myth #4 I cannot sue for wrongful termination since I quit my job
You do not lose your rights just because your employer forces you to quit. Under certain circumstances, one can still sue for wrongful termination even if they were the ones who quit, like for example, in cases where the work environment is too hostile or dangerous, forcing the employee to quit. To find out if you have a potential case for constructive discharge, you should consult an employee wrongful termination lawyer.
Get help from an employee wrongful termination lawyer
If you feel that you are a victim of unlawful dismissal, contact our employee wrongful termination lawyers at the Akopyan Law Firm. We help employees who have been wrongfully terminated from their jobs. Call today to see how we can help you.