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We Protect The Rights Of The Wrongfully Terminated

Losing a job is a painful and stressful experience for any person. If you believe that you have a wrongful termination claim, you need an experienced lawyer who can help you file your claim and represent you in civil court. At Gigliotti & Gigliotti, LLP, we protect the rights of those terminated by their employers for illegal reasons. Mr. Gigliotti seeks compensation on behalf of his clients and uses his extensive knowledge of state and federal law to get results.

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

Most employees are considered “at will,” which means that they can be fired for any reason or no reason. Even with this classification, employees can file wrongful termination claims if their employer fired them for illegal reasons. There are a few types of wrongful termination filings, including discrimination, retaliation and breach of contract.

To prove a wrongful termination discrimination claim, you must prove that your employer fired you because of your membership as part of a protected class. Protected classes in California include age, sexual orientation, race, sex, religion, disability and a few other factors. Employers must also provide reasonable accommodation to injured and disabled people in their job roles.

If you have a written employment contract, it may set the terms of your job role, duties and requirements for termination. If your employer does not honor your contract and fires you, then you may be able to file a wrongful discharge claim.

If you reported your employer’s illegal actions or were involved in an investigation and were then fired, you may have a retaliation claim. There are also “Tameny action” cases that involve wrongful termination because of a violation of public policy.

Wrongful Termination And Leave Time

State and federal laws require employers to respect additional rules, involving the use of leave time and the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). Employers must grant their employees leave time for maternity, family and medical issues, and jury duty. Employers who fire their employees for the proper use of leave time may face a wrongful termination claim. Mr. Gigliotti will review your unique situation and determine if a wrongful termination claim is applicable.

Talk To Our Knowledgeable Attorney Now

To schedule your free consultation at our Lake Forest office, call 800-560-1081 or fill out our email form. Mr. Gigliotti represents clients across California, including Orange and Los Angeles counties. Se Habla Español.