Do you believe you were wrongfully terminated?
Many employment related lawsuits are for wrongful termination. Review this checklist to see if you may be the victim of a wrongful termination.
The reason you believe you were wrongfully terminated.
For example, violations by your employer:
- Your employer cannot terminate you based on your age, race, sex, nationality, sexual orientation, and gender identity, etc.
- If you have an employment contract, your employer must follow the terms of the contract.
- Your employer cannot terminate you for taking a proper leave of absence to care for family or for personal medical reasons.
- If you report company violations to federal, state or county authorities, your employer cannot terminate you for doing so.
- Your employer’s company policies may also create a wrongful termination.
- Your employer cannot require you to commit an illegal act to keep your job.
How do you prove your case?
- Pay stubs
- Written or oral statements from the terminating official.
- Co-worker witness statements
- A personal journal of events
Can the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) help?
In California, you can file an initial claim with the state or the EEOC. Before you can file a lawsuit, you must receive a Notice of Right to Sue.
Do you need a lawyer?
I am here to help answer your questions and assist you so you are assured of protecting your rights and receive just compensation.