Employment is a source of affirmation and security, both emotionally and financially. To encounter a layoff or termination is both humiliating and devastating. If you are the primary earner in your household and providing for a family, the weight of losing your income can be overwhelming. The first inclination for many people is to blame the former employer of wrongful termination or discharge. Truth be told, your employer may have legitimate and rightful reasons to fire you. On the other hand, if there are looming suspicions that the company terminated your employment for unreasonable motives, it may be wise for you to consult with experienced legal counsel.
The attorneys at Teal Law Firm are experienced in Employment Litigation. Our qualified lawyers in Sacramento are prepared to explore all your options and obtain justice on your behalf. Call 916-448-1010 today.
Reasons for Termination
If you have recently been fired from your job, you might assume that your boss’ actions were unlawful. Maybe your employer or other employees simply did not like you. Just because you and your employer or coworkers were not friendly with each other does not mean you have sufficient cause to bring an unlawful discrimination claim under state or federal employment laws. Also, it is not against the law for an employer to lay off employees for economic reasons — because of declining business revenues or to balance the business’ budget, for example.
If you have been unsettled since the moment you lost your job and you are questioning your discharge, you may believe that you were fired for an unlawful reason such as the following:
- Because of your age, race, religion or national origin
- Because of a disability — although the employer could have, but failed to, provide reasonable accommodations to allow you to perform in spite of that disability
- Because the employer perceived you to be disabled, although you are not
- Because you are married or single, pregnant or a parent
- Because you are a veteran or an active member of the armed forces, or because you were called to active National Guard duty and then found your Sacramento area job was eliminated before you could return to it
- In retaliation after you refused sexual advances or after you reported sexual harassment or unlawful discrimination of any of these types
The Teal & Montgomery law firm has employment lawyers who can assist you in evaluating your case. We can help you form your valid claim for compensation or remediation (such as your ability to return to your job) against a California proprietor. The personal injury and employment law attorneys at Teal and Montgomery have achieved a number of very positive outcomes on behalf of other clients who requested our representation after being wronged.
Contact Our California Wrongful Termination Attorney
We hope you will contact us by phone or e-mail to schedule a free initial consultation at your convenience with a Santa Rosa or Sacramento employment law attorney. Call the Sacramento law office at 916-448-1010 today.