Employment Law for Employees

Have you recently lost your job? If so, you might be wondering whether you have grounds for a wrongful termination lawsuit against your former employer. In California, as in other states, employees work at will. This means an employee can generally be fired at any time and for any reason, or for no reason at all.

But there are some exceptions to the at-will rule. If your California employer fires you for discriminatory reasons, in violation of an employment contract, or in retaliation for exercising your rights, for example, you may have a legal claim against your employer for wrongful termination.

To find out whether you have a legal claim for wrongful termination, schedule a confidential consultation with our firm. Call us at (951) 686-4800 or 866-748-8753 or complete the potential client online form.

At Wagner & Pelayes, LLP, we have the proven ability to guide you effectively in planning to prevent wrongful termination allegations, as well as defending against them aggressively when they do occur. To discuss how we can assist you in your specific case, call 951-686-4800 or 866-748-8753.

Employers Cannot Discriminate

Age Discrimination
The age discrimination laws protect people over 40 years of age. We handle cases where people have lost their job due to age discrimination.

Pregnancy Discrimination
New pregnancy discrimination laws provide working woman with powerful rights. Contact us if you have lost your job due to your pregnancy or pregnancy related medical issues.

Disability Discrimination
Have you been fired or demoted due to a disability? Have you been denied reasonable accommodations at work? We can help you.

Sex Discrimination
Have you been denied a job or a promotion due to your gender? Did you hit the glass ceiling?

LGBT - Sexual Orientation Discrimination
A person cannot be fired, demoted or denied a job on account of their sexual orientation. Call us if this has happened to you.

Criminal Background Checks
In most cases, a person cannot be denied a job based on a prior arrest. A conviction can be trouble but only if the crime was recent and related to the job.

Race and National Origin Discrimination
A person cannot be fired or denied a job due to their race or country of origin. Please call for a consultation if this has happened to you.

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