How Do I Know If I Have A Wrongful Termination Case?

Most employees are "at will," meaning that they can be fired at any time for any reason or no reason at all. Even though with an "at will" classification, employees still have rights that protect their employment. After termination, people may ask themselves "What is wrongful termination?" and "How can I take action against my ex-employer?"

If you can prove that your employer fired you for an illegal reason, then you may have a wrongful termination case. Termination cases are difficult to prove and contacting an attorney is the best way to understand your rights. This page will give you a general idea of what constitutes wrongful termination and how you can prepare yourself.

Was I Wrongfully Terminated?

There are many employer actions that constitute a wrongful termination claim, but the biggest thing to keep in mind is that the employer must break the law. Workers should reach out to our law firm to evaluate their case and determine if their termination qualifies for a claim.

Many actions may be considered in a wrongful termination claim, including:

  • Firing an employee to prevent them from collecting pay
  • Breach of an employment contract
  • Taking time off to serve in the military or on a jury
  • Discriminating against an employee because they are part of a protected class
  • Retaliating against an employee for whistleblowing
  • Termination because of a violation of public policy
  • Violations of protected time off such as the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

What Can I Do If I Think I Will Be Wrongfully Terminated?

Documenting your interactions with your employer before termination will allow you to prove your case. We recommend that clients make a clear record of what happened and whom they spoke to leading up to termination. We also recommend that people copy their case-related emails to a personal email so that they will still have a record if they lose access to their work email.

Talk To A Seasoned Lawyer About Your Case

At Gigliotti & Gigliotti, our Lake Forest office helps clients throughout California at any stage of their case. To schedule your free consultation with Mr. Gigliotti, call 800-560-1081 or email him now. Se Habla Español.