Unpaid Wages and Overtime
Under California law, there are whole host of reasons why an employer cannot terminate you even though you may be considered an “at-will” employee. For example, it is unlawful for an employer to terminate you on the basis of discrimination based on race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, or other similar factors. Another example of wrongful termination is where you are terminated because you refused to do something illegal that your employer asked you to do or because you reported that your employer was engaged in illegal activity.
Depending on the circumstances, you may be entitled to resign your position and then pursue a lawsuit against your former employer for wrongful termination if your employer made the conditions of employment so intolerable that a reasonable person in your circumstances would not be able to work in such conditions and would be forced to resign. These so-called “constructive discharge” cases are very fact sensitive and depend on the circumstances of each case.
IT IS UNLAWFUL FOR YOUR EMPLOYER TO RETALIATE AGAINST YOU FOR EXERCISING YOUR RIGHTS. DON’T BE AFRAID TO CALL. WE WILL HOLD YOUR EMPLOYER LIABLE.
Call our office for a FREE CONSULTATION if you have been wrongfully terminated because of:
- Religious Beliefs
- Pregnancy or pregnancy related conditions
- Sexual Orientation
- Sexual Harassment
- National Origin
- CFRA/FMLA Leaves
- Baby Bonding
- Military Leave
- Your reporting of something unlawful at your workplace
- You complained about discrimination or harassment at your workplace
You may be entitled to receive back pay, damages for future wage loss, damages for emotional distress, and possibly other damages from your employer.