Moreno Valley Wrongful Termination Lawyer
At the Law Office of Karen J. Sloat, APC, our Moreno Valley wrongful termination lawyers are skilled, effective advocates for employers and employees. With a commitment to integrity, top-quality service, and personal attention, you can rely on our legal team to handle your wrongful termination claim the right way. Call our Southern California employment law firm today.
California is an At-Will Employment State
California is an at-will employment state. In effect, this means that the employer-employee relationship is largely voluntary. Barring an employment agreement that states otherwise, either party has the right to separate from the other. An employer can terminate an employee for basically any reason—technically for no reason at all. Similarly, an employee can leave a company without providing notice. That being said, workers are protected against unlawful termination. While employers do not need “cause” to fire most workers, they cannot violate their rights.
An Overview of Wrongful Termination Claims in California
An employer in California cannot terminate a worker for an illegal reason. An employee fired, laid off, or otherwise discharged for an illegal reason can file a wrongful termination claim against the company. This raises an important question: What are the grounds for wrongful termination in California? Some of the most common examples of wrongful termination include:
- A discriminatory firing;
- A retaliatory firing;
- A termination against public policy;
- The breach of employment agreement; and
- WARN Act violations (illegal mass lay-offs).
Through a wrongful termination lawsuit, a former employee can hold an employer liable for unlawful conduct. An employee may be able to recover significant compensation, including for back wages, loss of benefits, and other damages. All wrongful termination claims should be investigated by an experienced Riverside County employment law attorney.
You Can Trust California Wrongful Termination Lawyer Karen J. Sloat
Wrongful termination claims are complex. No matter what side of the issue you are on, you can benefit from professional guidance. At the Law Office of Karen J. Sloat, APC, we can get started on your case today. Among other things, our Moreno Valley wrongful termination attorneys will:
- Hear your story and answer your questions during an in depth consultation;
- Investigate the wrongful termination matter—gathering all relevant evidence; and
- Take a proactive, strategic approach focused on finding the best solution.
Wrongful termination claims are highly fact-specific legal cases. You need a legal advocate who is prepared to put time and resources behind your case. With client testimonials and peer endorsements, employers and employees rely on our Moreno Valley wrongful termination lawyers.
Call Our Moreno Valley Wrongful Termination Attorney Today
At the Law Office of Karen J. Sloat, APC, our Moreno Valley wrongful termination lawyers have the skills and experience that you can rely on. We represent both employers and employees in wrongful termination cases. Call us now or use our online contact form. We handle wrongful termination claims in Moreno Valley and throughout Riverside County.