In California, there are generally three different forms of wrongful termination cases. Typically, employees are wrongfully terminated when a statute was violated, a public policy was violated, or a contract was breached. You should always speak with an experienced wrongful termination lawyer, knowledgeable about California employment law, to determine if your termination was wrongful that would support a civil suit. At Cummings & Franck, P.C. we have experienced and knowledgeable wrongful termination lawyers, who practice in the Los Angeles and Orange County area, who may be able to help you.
In California, it is unlawful to terminate an employee for an illegal reason. However, there are only certain, specific reasons that are illegal, which will support a wrongful termination lawsuit. In order to have a wrongful termination that will support a civil suit, an employee must prove that a substantial motivating factor for their termination was unlawful or in violation of California public policy. In California, illegal reasons for termination may be stated in a statute, or may be ascertained from public policy found in our constitution, statutes or regulations. For example, a statute that creates specific illegal reasons to terminate an employee is the Fair Employment and Housing Act, Government Code § 12940 et seq. (“FEHA”). An experienced wrongful termination attorney should always be consulted to determine if there are any laws or public policies that make the reason for your termination unlawful. If you believe you have been wrongfully terminated from a job, call Cummings & Franck, P.C., we have some of the top wrongful termination attorneys in Los Angeles.
In California, a wrongful termination can occur when there is a breach of contract. Employment contracts can be written, oral, or implied in fact. At Cummings & Franck, P.C. we have experienced Termination Attorneys in the Los Angeles, LA, California, CA, area, who can help you determine whether an employer’s promises created a contract, and whether it was breached by your termination. Call Cummings & Franck, P.C. to get advice about your case from an experienced wrongful termination attorney in the Los Angeles area.