You depend on your job to support yourself and your family, so we understand that getting fired can be devastating. If you need a Pasadena wrongful termination lawyer because your employer illegally let you go, we are here to help. At the Azadian Law Group, PC, you can count on our knowledgeable and experienced team to investigate your case so we can secure the compensation you deserve. We have a proven record of success for our clients and are ready to get to work.
Too many employers fire their workers for illegal reasons. They do so because California is an “at-will” work state and they think that protects them. While employers can generally hire and fire employers can fire workers for any reason (or no reason at all), that does not mean they can break the law.
It is illegal to discriminate against an employee or to retaliate against them.
Both federal and state laws are in place to protect workers from discrimination in the workplace. This includes protection from a person being fired based on their:
We are going to use statistics from the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the agency charged with ensuring employers abide by federal laws. They regularly bring charges against employers based on the items listed. For the latest reporting year, there were 24,600 charges brought by the EEOC on race discrimination, 24,655 charges based on sex discrimination, and 24,605 charges based on disability discrimination.
The EEOC also brought over 39,000 charges against employers based on retaliation. Retaliation against workers is illegal, but often occurs when an employee:
A Pasadena wrongful termination lawyer will investigate these cases thoroughly and bring the full force of employment and disability law to your side.
Employers who fire workers for illegal reasons typically fabricate valid justifications for letting said workers go. For example, perhaps you cooperated with investigators looking into safety violations in your workplace. Maybe your employer became aware of this and terminated your employment shortly after.
If asked to provide a reason for firing you, your employer will likely cite poor work performance or a similar justification. This is one of many reasons it’s important to enlist the help of legal professionals who have experience handling cases like yours when filing a wrongful termination claim or lawsuit in Pasadena.
If you have a legitimate case against an employer, an experienced Pasadena wrongful termination attorney may be able to strengthen your case by:
The process of working with an attorney to hold your former employer accountable when you’ve been the victim of wrongful termination begins with an initial consultation or case review. During this first meeting, a legal expert will assess the merits of your case and determine whether you have grounds to proceed with a claim or lawsuit.
You can ensure this consultation will provide valuable information to both you and your potential attorney if you take certain steps ahead of time to prepare for it. They include the following:
Don’t worry if you don’t have access to all these materials. You can still have a productive meeting with a Pasadena wrongful termination lawyer even if you cannot take all the steps listed above. The main point to understand is that this meeting will be even more helpful for both of you if you prepare for it as thoroughly as possible.
If you think you have been wrongfully terminated from your job, please do not hesitate to seek legal assistance. At the Azadian Law Group, PC, our qualified and experienced team is going to stand up for your rights. Illegal activities on the part of your employer will be thoroughly investigated so we can secure the compensation you deserve. This can include:
We will not get paid unless you are compensated and you never have to worry about out-of-pocket expenses. If you need a Pasadena wrongful termination attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling us at 626-449-4944.