Employment is essential to our ability to care for ourselves and our loved ones. Employment impacts our self-esteem, our sense of purpose and our outlook on life. When employers wrongfully discharge employees, they deprive employees both financially and personally on a fundamental level.
Employers who have wrongfully discharged employees should be held accountable for their actions. At Barrera & Associates, holding employers responsible for their illegal and wrongful conduct is what we do.
We are champions for the rights of employees. If you have been wrongfully terminated, you can rely on us to provide the skilled, compassionate and tenacious advocacy you require. We offer skilled trial lawyers with a proven record of results in employment law claims. To schedule a free consultation and case evaluation, contact our law office in El Segundo, California.
California Wrongful Discharge Law
California is an employment at-will state. As a general rule, employers are free to discharge an employee for any reason or no reason at all. Similarly, employees are free to leave their employment for any reason or no reason. However, there are exceptions to the general rule of at-will employment: Employers may not simply engage in unlawful forms of workplace discrimination.
Employment laws have been enacted that protect employees from employment discrimination. Your employer may not terminate your employment on the basis of:
Your employer is also prohibited from terminating your employment because you made a lawful complaint of discrimination or sexual harassment, or because you took leave in accordance with state or federal leave laws, or otherwise asserted your legal rights.
The California Department of Fair Employment and Housing provides further information on employee rights under FEHA. The EEOC also provides information about employment discrimination laws.
Put Our Experience To Work For You
Our founding attorney, Pat Barrera, has been recognized by Southern California Super Lawyers each year for the past decade and speaks regularly on employment law topics.
We are dedicated advocates for our clients. We fight tirelessly on behalf of employees who have been wronged by their employers. We do not shy away from tough cases and have gone up against large corporations to protect the rights of employees. You can be certain that you will have a strong advocate on your side at Barrera & Associates.
Contact A Torrance Retaliation And Whistleblower Attorney
From our office in El Segundo, we represent clients throughout Southern California. To schedule a free consultation with a wrongful termination attorney at our firm, call 424-352-0716 or contact us by email.
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