Losing your job can be a stressful experience. It becomes overwhelming when you believe you were wrongfully terminated. It's not always cut and dry when it comes to wrongful termination. Sometimes, you have to look deep into the firing to determine if you have a case for a wrongful termination complaint in Los Angeles. Here are some ways to determine if it happened to you.
The first thing you need to examine is the reason you were fired. Did you get fired for your religious beliefs? Were you fired because you announced a pregnancy? Do you get fired for caring for a loved one? These are some reasons why an employer cannot fire you. Others include your gender, your ethnicity, your race, your age and if you have a disability.
Did you recently blow the whistle on a co-worker, superior or the company as a whole? Whistleblowers are protected from retaliation by their employers for blowing the lid on unethical or illegal practices that occur in their place of employment.
Were you asked to perform an illegal act as part of your job and refused to do so? This could be the reason you recently lost your job. This is also considered wrongful termination.
If you were contracted to perform a specific set of duties for a pre-determined period and were fired before that period ended, you very well could have a claim for wrongful termination based on breach of contract.
Wrongful termination is still a problem at workplaces all throughout California. Make sure you document and save all communications with your superiors so you can turn them over to an experienced wrongful termination attorney when investigating your case.