Constructive Discharge Attorneys in Burbank
Lawyers For Employees Who Were Forced To Quit
In California, it is illegal for an employer to create a workplace that is so intolerable that an employee is forced to resign, quit, or retire instead of having to endure intolerable working conditions. In those situations where an employer creates intolerable working conditions the employee may have a claim for constructive discharge even if the employee is technically the one to leave the employment relationship by resigning, quitting, or retiring. In California this is known as constructive termination. Although the employee may say, “I quit,” the employment relationship is actually severed by the employer’s acts. As a result, a constructive discharge is legally regarded as a firing by the employer and not a resignation by the employee.
Helping Constructively Terminated Employees Get Justice
Of course the law does not give every employee who quits his or her job the right to sue their employer for constructive termination. To establish a constructive discharge claim, an employee must prove that “the employer either intentionally created or knowingly permitted working conditions that were so intolerable or aggravated at the time of the employee’s resignation that a reasonable employer would realize that a reasonable person in the employee’s position would be compelled to resign.” In deciding if a reasonable employee would feel compelled to resign, courts will look at certain factors, like for example: a demotion; a reduction in salary; a reduction in job responsibilities; reassignment to menial or degrading work; reassignment to work under a younger or more junior supervisor; badgering, harassment or humiliation by the employer calculated to encourage the employee to resign; offers of early retirement or continued employment on terms less favorable than the employee’s former status. If you suspect that you were forced to quit your job, you should consider speaking with constructive termination attorneys regarding your situation.
Constructive Termination Attorneys in Los Angeles County
If you are in Burbank, Glendale, Los Angeles, or surrounding areas you can try to find a lawyer by using search terms like Constructive Discharge Attorneys Burbank or Constructive Termination Lawyers but if you are interested in speaking directly with a constructive termination attorney, and not some “assistant” you can contact the Akopyan Law Firm and speak to one of our employment lawyers in Burbank. We are a law firm in Burbank that focuses on employment law. Our constructive termination lawyers have recovered millions for our clients, and they are ready to fight for you.
Frequently Asked Questions About Constructive Discharge
Instead of continuing to suffer harassment, I chose to quit my job; do I have any rights?
Yes. Depending on the circumstances, if you were forced to resign or quit instead of continuing to endure unlawful harassment, your resignation was not “voluntary” and you may have a claim against your employer for constructive discharge. Contact the Akopyan Law Firm to speak with constructive discharge attorneys in Burbank at to schedule a complimentary case evaluation.
I chose to retire rather than continue to suffer age discrimination; do I have rights?
Yes, even if you retired, depending on the circumstances you may have rights. If your resignation was because you experienced intolerable discrimination, then under California’s law, you may have a constructive discharge claim. The easiest way to determine if you have a case is to contact a constructive discharge lawyer. Constructive termination lawyers will likely be able to analyze the facts of your case quickly, and advise you regarding your options. Our award-winning constructive discharge attorneys in Burbank offer complimentary case evaluations.
My manager yells and screams at me all the time and/or makes unfair comments, and I quit rather than suffer more of my supervisor’s abuse; do I have rights?
Depending on the circumstances, you may have a constructive discharge claim, especially if the threats were not corrected or fixed by management and were continuous and intolerable. Our employment law attorneys in Burbank can help you determine if you have a case.
Call us today at (818) 509-9975 or contact us online to schedule a complimentary case evaluation.
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