Getting let go from a job is never easy. It is especially distressing if someone suspects that they were terminated for illegal reasons, such as discrimination or retaliation. In some instances, the terminated employee may have the right to take legal action. The fastest way to do that is to seek the help of a wrongful dismissal lawyer.
Here are some frequently asked questions people ask about wrongful termination cases and ways to find a wrongful dismissal lawyer.
What is wrongful dismissal?
While employment contracts are generally terminable at will, California courts recognize a narrow exception to this rule: “[A]n employer’s traditional broad authority to discharge an at-will employee may be limited by statute … or by considerations of public policy.” “[W]hile an at-will employee may be terminated for no reason, or for an arbitrary or irrational reason, there can be no right to terminate for an unlawful reason or a purpose that contravenes fundamental public policy.” The employee’s remedy in such cases is not merely an action for breach of the employment contract but also a common law tort action for wrongful discharge: “[A] wrongful act committed in the course of a contractual relationship may afford both tort and contractual relief …” The employer’s obligation to refrain from discharging an employee in violation of public policy does not depend upon any express or implied promises set forth in the employment contract. Rather, it reflects a duty imposed by law upon all employers. “As such, a wrongful discharge suit exhibits the classic elements of a tort cause of action.” Determining what constitutes public policy may not always be easy to do, which is why many people who believe that they were wrongfully terminated look to a wrongful dismissal lawyer for help in seeking justice for their situation.
Is my case strong enough?
A case evaluation is a chance for a case to be reviewed by experienced employment counsel. This is the simplest way to evaluate the merits of a wrongful dismissal case. To do this, one can contact a wrongful dismissal lawyer at Akopyan Law Firm A.P.C. for a complimentary case evaluation. The firm can analyze the strengths and weaknesses of the case and provide guidance to the potential claimant.
Do I need a wrongful dismissal lawyer for representation?
While people are allowed to represent themselves in court, it is advisable for them to seek help from a qualified and experienced wrongful dismissal lawyer. Since the law can be complex, the outcome of any given case can change significantly with the involvement of experienced counsel.
Akopyan Law Firm A.P.C. seeks to deliver justice to and protect the rights of people who have been wrongfully terminated from their jobs, or discriminated against in the workplace. We have served many different clients who have given us glowing testimonials about our work and how we treat our clients. We have recovered millions of dollars for our clients. Contact a wrongful dismissal lawyer at Akopyan Law Firm A.P.C. today for a complimentary case evaluation today.