Wrongful Termination Lawyers in Burbank
Wrongful Termination Employment Lawyer Guiding Employees Through Difficult Times
It is not very often that employees who are terminated from their job feels that their employer did the right thing by firing them. More often than not a terminated employee feels wronged and disagrees with the employer’s termination decision. Unfortunately, it is not always easy for a terminated employee to easily tell if his or her termination was wrongful in a legal sense. A termination can be wrongful, but not unlawful. Whether or not a particular wrongful termination is also an illegal wrongful termination is not always obvious to the untrained eye. Therefore, the quickest and most reliable way for an employee to know if his or her rights have been violated is to consult a wrongful dismissal lawyer. A knowledgeable unlawful termination attorney should be able to quickly determine if the employer has any legal liability for the termination. If it turns out that the employer violated the law, a wrongful termination lawyer can then advise the employee about whether and how to best move forward. All the best wrongful termination lawyers would likely agree that the hasty filing of a wrongful termination case is not necessarily the best way to accomplish a specific employee’s particular objective. Each case is unique. Each client is unique. A competent termination lawyer will evaluate the specifics of the particular case and give particularized advice to the employee regarding his or her options.
Knowledgeable Unlawful Termination Attorneys Advising Employees
Each employee contemplating a wrongful termination action against his or her former employer would benefit from understanding the general nature of a wrongful termination claim, its requirements, and limitations. Under California law, when an employer’s discharge of an employee violates fundamental principles of public policy, the discharged employee may maintain a tort action and recover damages traditionally available in such actions. The elements of a claim for wrongful discharge in violation of public policy are (1) an employer-employee relationship, (2) the employer terminated the plaintiff’s employment, (3) the termination was substantially motivated by a violation of public policy, and (4) the discharge caused the plaintiff harm. Thus, to prevail on a claim for wrongful termination in violation of public policy, an employee must show, among other things, that the termination violated some public policy which is supported by either constitutional or statutory provisions, and that it is fundamental and substantial. An experienced wrongful termination attorney can quickly determine if any such policy is implicated or violated.
Wrongful Termination Lawyers Los Angeles
If you are in Los Angeles, or surrounding areas you can try to find a lawyer by using search terms like “best wrongful termination lawyers Los Angeles” or “wrongful termination attorney Los Angeles” or “best wrongful termination lawyer near me” but that may not get you the answers you are looking for. You may end up speaking with an “assistant” or some answering service and never touch base with an actual attorney. To speak directly with a wrongful termination lawyer personally, contact the Akopyan Law Firm and speak to one of our wrongful termination attorneys in Burbank.
Top Notch Wrongful Termination Attorneys in Los Angeles County Ready to Fight For Employee Rights
Employees in Southern California are fortunate because there are several competent wrongful termination lawyers in Los Angeles County that may be able to help. Los Angeles wrongful termination lawyers include some of the best in the country, and many provide an initial case evaluation free of charge.
Each Los Angeles wrongful termination attorney of the Akopyan Law Firm has extensive knowledge of California wrongful termination law. More importantly each Los Angeles wrongful termination lawyer of the Akopyan Law Firm has substantial experience in prosecuting and defending against wrongful termination claims. Each of the wrongful termination attorneys at the Akopyan Law Firm has been recognized by Super Lawyers® through their patented multiphase selection process involving peer nomination, independent research, and peer evaluation. The Akopyan Law Firm has recovered millions of dollars for its clients. Simply put the Akopyan Law Firm has what it takes to achieve a favorable outcome. However, don’t just take our word for it. See what our clients have said and check out some of the results we have achieved.
Employee Wrongful Termination Lawyers
If you are in the Los Angeles area let the wrongful termination lawyers at the Akopyan Law Firm give you the benefit of their knowledge and experience. The Akopyan Law Firm offers complimentary case evaluations for victims of wrongful termination. You can reach us online, or by calling (818) 509-9975 today.
Frequently Asked Questions About Wrongful Termination
Can I sue my supervisor for wrongfully terminating me?
No, under California law, a wrongful termination lawsuit may only be maintained against your employer and not individual supervisors or co-workers. However, it may be possible that you have other claims against your supervisor that arise from the termination. These can include things like harassment and intentional or negligent infliction of emotional distress. The quickest way for you to determine if you can sue your supervisor or your boss for violating your rights is to locate and consult the best wrongful termination lawyer in your area and have the attorney evaluate your specific situation.
I am an independent contractor. Can I sue for wrongful termination?
A true independent contractor does not have the right to sue for wrongful termination. An employer-employee relationship is a prerequisite to bringing a wrongful claim. However, employees should not give up hope simply because their employer treated them like an independent contractor. It could be that the employee was misclassified as an independent contractor. The easiest way to answer this question is to consult an experienced lawyer for wrongful termination who can employ the applicable legal test to determine if the worker was an employee or an independent contractor.
My employer terminated me because I opposed its discriminatory policies. Do I have any rights?
Yes, it is against public policy for your employer to terminate you for opposing or complaining about a discriminatory policy or practice.
My boss claims I was fired for performance, but I believe I was fired because I rejected my boss’ sexual advances. What do I do?
Oftentimes, employers give what they claim are “legitimate” excuses for firing employees, but when the employer’s explanation is really just an untrue excuse or “pretext” and the true reason for the termination is something else, then you may have rights. When in doubt the first thing to do is consult an attorney for wrongful termination to determine if you have actionable claims.
Call our wrongful termination attorneys in Burbank at (818) 509-9975 to discuss your termination.
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