Wrongful Termination

Accomplished Claremont Lawyer Advocates for Victims of Wrongful Termination

Legal Support for Wrongful Termination Victims in Los Angeles County and Beyond

Losing a job can have devastating consequences for you and your family. When the firing violates the law or a contractual agreement, prompt legal action is necessary to obtain appropriate relief. At Law Offices of Scott Ernest Wheeler, I have obtained strong results for wrongful termination victims in the Claremont area and throughout Los Angeles County. I have extensive knowledge of the federal and California laws that govern relationships between workers and employers. If you've been dismissed from your job and suspect that something improper or illegal occurred, my firm offers the highest levels of legal representation and service in employment law cases.

Wrongfully terminated? Reach out to Scott Ernest Wheeler for immediate assistance or call (800) 893-0584 for a free consultation.

Understanding Wrongful Termination in California

If you were terminated from your workplace due to employment contract violations, for discriminatory reasons, or as a form of retaliation for exercising your legal employment rights, you may have been wrongfully terminated. Although California is an “at-will” state, there are illegal reasons for termination that an employer cannot take. 

California At-Will Employment: What You Need to Know

According to California firing laws, a majority of employment is “at-will”. This means that an employee may be fired at any time without notice for any reason or no reason at all.

However, there are exceptions to at-will employment, including:

  • Implied Employment Contracts
  • Implied Covenant of Good Faith & Fair Dealing
  • Violations of Public Policy
  • Cases of Fraud or Misrepresentation

If you believe you were released from your job unfairly, speak with an experienced Claremont wrongful termination lawyer at Law Office of Scott Ernest Wheeler as soon as possible. During your free initial consultation, we can answer your questions and determine if you must file a wrongful termination claim in California. 

Need legal advice in Los Angeles, Riverside, or San Bernardino? Call (800) 893-0584 for a case evaluation today.

Key Reasons for Wrongful Termination Claims in California

Grounds for wrongful termination claims in California include:

  1. Discrimination Against Protected Classes
  2. Retaliation for Whistleblowing Activities
  3. Violations of Public Policy
  4. Termination After Filing Workers’ Compensation Claims
  5. Lack of Proper Notice During Mass Layoffs
  6. Unlawful Termination During Family Medical Leave
  7. Unfair Dismissal Related to Wage Claims

Statute of Limitations for Wrongful Termination Lawsuits in California

In California, the statute of limitations for wrongful termination claims varies depending on the specific nature of the case. Generally, the deadline to file a wrongful termination lawsuit in state court under California law is two years from the date of the termination. However, if the termination involved a breach of contract, you might have up to four years to file a claim. It's important to note that if your claim involves a violation of federal employment laws, you might have a shorter time frame to act. Typically, you would need to file a charge with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) within 180 days from the act of discrimination or termination. However, this period can be extended to 300 days if a state or local agency enforces a law that prohibits employment discrimination on the same basis. Navigating these complex timelines can be daunting, which further underscores the need for an experienced wrongful termination attorney to ensure that your rights are fully preserved.

Advocacy for Discrimination and Contractual Wrongful Termination Claims

In many cases, employers seek to use at-will employment rules to protect themselves from legal liability. This doctrine allows a business to fire workers without providing any justification. However, certain types of dismissals are prohibited under law. 

Representation for wrongful termination cases includes:

  • Discrimination-Based Termination
  • Retaliation Against Whistleblowers
  • Contractual Violations Leading to Termination

Whatever type of work you do, I will take the time to learn each relevant detail of your situation. From there, I will explain your options and seek fair compensation and other available relief before government boards such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and in court.

Get Help From a Claremont Employment Attorney for Your Wrongful Termination Case

If you facing wrongful termination in California, don't navigate the legal challenges alone. Contact Scott Ernest Wheeler for a consultation. As a trusted wrongful termination attorney in San Bernardino, Riverside, and Orange County, he is committed to protecting your rights, seeking justice, and pursuing fair compensation for any damages you may have suffered due to unlawful employment practices.

Trust Scott Ernest Wheeler to be your dedicated advocate, providing the legal support you need during challenging times. Your employment rights matter, and Scott is here to ensure they are upheld.

For assistance with a wrongful termination issue, call Law Offices of Scott Ernest Wheeler at (800) 893-0584 or contact us online to schedule a consultation at my Claremont office. Our wrongful termination attorney service clients across Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Riverside, Orange, & Counties Throughout California.

Why Hire Our Firm?

What you can expect when you hire The Law Office of Scott Ernest Wheeler:
  • Personalized Attention to Your Case
  • Responsive Communication & Guidance
  • Professional & Courteous Legal Team
  • Over 25 Years of Experience on Your Side
  • Direct Attention from an Attorney

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