Accepting a job with an employer can involve entering into an employment contract, which may detail the terms of employment, the required job duties and/or the agreed-upon compensation and benefits.
When employers fail to honor the provisions in these contracts, employees can sue for breach of contract. Additionally, if an employer has engaged in fraud during the hiring process or the termination of employment, employees may also have grounds to pursue legal action against employers.
At the Azadian Law Group, PC, our Los Angeles lawyers are experienced at holding employers accountable when they breach employment contracts with and/or commit fraud against our clients. Known for our aggressive legal advocacy and record of success, our attorneys are ready to help you identify and pursue your best recovery options after an employer has:
Breach of employment contracts can take various forms. Some common examples of these violations include (and are not limited to) employers:
Similar to breach of contracts, employer fraud related to employees can occur in various ways, only some of which include:
Here, it’s crucial to note that, when employees stand up for their rights and report any breach of contract or employer fraud, state and federal laws protect them against retaliation from an employer (e.g., a demotion, firing, pay reduction, etc.).
The specific outcome you may pursue if you file a claim or lawsuit for breach of employment contract in California can vary depending on the nature of the circumstances. Often, though, someone in your position might take legal action to pursue:
To better understand what type of compensation may be available to you, review your case with a Los Angeles breach of employment contract attorney. A member of our team will gladly answer your questions about this topic.
Be aware that holding an employer accountable when they’ve breached a contract doesn’t merely help you. It could serve to protect future employees from similar mistreatment. Essentially, if an employer is forced to pay the price for their misdeeds, they may be less inclined to commit breach of contract again in the future.
California uses the “at-will” system to determine how employers may justify terminating employees. In an at-will state, an employer can fire a worker for any legal reason. Thus, if you’ve been terminated, you may think you automatically don’t have grounds to take legal action.
That’s not necessarily the case. Even in an at-will state, the terms of a contract can impose certain limitations on an employer’s ability to fire you per their own discretion. They include:
Those are just two common examples of ways in which the terms of a contract can impact how or why an employer might fire you. For more information about this topic, meet with an expert at a Los Angeles breach of employment contract firm to discuss your case.
If you have been subjected to an employer’s fraudulent actions or breach of contract, contact a Los Angeles employment law attorney at the Azadian Law Group, PC for a free case review to find out more about your options for recovery and justice.
Our experience lawyers exclusively represent employees and, in three years alone, we have recovered more than $30 million for our clients.
Call us at 626-449-4944 or send us an email via this contact form to find out more about how we can help you. If you choose to move forward with us, you will not have to pay us any legal fees until or unless compensation is secured for your case.
Our employment law attorneys provide exceptional legal service and representation to people throughout Los Angeles County, Riverside County, San Bernardino County, San Diego County and the state of California.