Losing your job can be devastating, especially during these particularly difficult economic times. Losing a job all of a sudden, with no good reason, can be even more troubling. For employees in the Los Angeles area who are unsure about the precise reason for the termination of their employment, but suspect that it may be a reason which is illegal, the quickest way to either confirm or dispel this suspicion is to contact wrongful termination lawyers in Los Angeles. The Akopyan Law Firm services Burbank, Glendale, and Los Angeles, and you can contact us at any time for a complimentary case evaluation. The Akopyan Law Firm works on a contingency basis, which means that it charges a fee equal to a percentage of what it recovers, and not an hourly fee. Therefore, clients can be assured that they will be charged legal fees if and only when results are delivered.
Wrongful Termination of At Will Employee?
California law presumes that employment is at will. This means that both parties to the relationship – both the employee and the employer – are free to leave the relationship at anytime for any reason or for no reason. One of the primary limitations on and employer’s ability to terminate the employment relationship is the prohibition against terminations for reasons which violate public policy.
What Violates Public Policy?
Volumes can be written about the various types of terminations which can lawfully be deemed to be wrongful within the context of a claim for wrongful termination (commonly referred to as a Tameny claim). Among the most common situations which lead to a claim for wrongful termination are the following:
• Termination based on employee’s protected characteristic: A discharge in violation of the FEHA’s antidiscrimination provision may give rise to a common law claim for wrongful discharge.
• Termination in retaliation to employee’s engagement in protected activity: A discharge in violation of the FEHA’s antiretaliation provision may give rise to a common law claim for wrongful termination.
Contact Wrongful Termination Lawyers in Los Angeles
Wrongful termination lawyers in Los Angeles often provide free consultations to persons in Los Angeles who have been fired for reasons they suspect may be illegal. A wrongful termination attorney well typically review a case to determine if there are actionable claims.
If you In the Los Angeles area and need to speak with wrongful termination lawyers in Los Angeles contact the Akopyan Law Firm today. With offices in Burbank, the Akopyan Law Firm services Glendale, Los Angeles, and beyond.