Emotional Distress Lawyers in Burbank
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My employer fired me out of the blue without any cause and now I am experiencing extreme emotional distress because I am out of work. Can I sue my employer for my emotional distress?
It depends on your circumstances. Generally, a termination, as terrible as it is, is not by itself “outrageous” conduct, even if it was done without good cause or in an insensitive manner. However, if you were wrongfully terminated because of your protected characteristic or category, such as because of your age, sex, or disability, then the emotional distress you suffer is also actionable. Every situation varies, so contact our employment law attorneys in Burbank to discuss your case during a complimentary case evaluation.
My manager sexually assaulted me and I am now suffering extreme emotional distress, do I have rights?
Yes, under this circumstance, you may have criminal and civil claims against your manager and potentially even your employer. Any violation of California penal law is by its terms an “outrageous” act that would permit a lawsuit against your employer and manager for intentional and/or negligent infliction of emotional distress among other things, such as sexual assault, battery, or discrimination.
While my supervisor was firing me from my job, he made racially derogatory comments to me in front of my co-workers. Do I have any rights?
Yes, you may have different claims against your supervisor and also your employer for racial discrimination, wrongful termination, and intentional infliction of emotional distress since the conduct is extreme and outrageous and goes beyond the bounds of decent behavior.
My supervisor does not like me and always picks on me, criticizing all of my work and micro-managing me. Can I sue her for causing me emotional distress?
It depends on the circumstances. Generally, discipline and criticism are considered a normal part of the employment relationship and therefore do not constitute “outrageous” conduct even if they are intentional and malicious. However, if your supervisor is treating you differently and picking on you because of a protected characteristic or category, for example, because of your age, sex, disability, or because you are a whistleblower, then you may have rights and various legal claims, such as retaliation, discrimination, intentional or negligent infliction of emotional distress. The employment law attorneys in Burbank at the Akopyan Law Firm can represent you if this is the case.
Contact our firm by calling (818) 509-9975. Take advantage of our complimentary case evaluations and discuss your case with our team today.