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Wrongful Termination – How Can an Attorney Help?

On Behalf of | May 29, 2019 | Firm News

Wrongful termination is a common reason that individuals seek advice from employment attorneys. Ceartas Legal, a firm comprised of experienced Del Mar employment attorneys, invites you to read this brief blog discussing this legal issue the and ways in which a lawyer can help those impacted by such action.

What Is Considered Wrongful Termination?

In the State of California, there are several occasions when an employer would be practicing wrongful termination by relieving an employee of his or her duties.  But first, it is helpful to understand what is not considered wrongful termination.  If you are fired because of poor performance, or because your boss does not like you, or because your boss mistakenly blames you for something, or because your boss wants you to work harder or take on more duties, that is not wrongful termination.  Wrongful termination occurs if an employee is fired for:

– Discrimination 

Discriminatory actions could be made on the basis of a particular employee’s race, religion, sexual orientation, ethnicity, or even medical health (missing work for medical treatment or being unable to work because of a disability or medical condition).

– Retaliation

On certain occasions, an employee may be wrongly terminated in retaliation after making claims of being mistreated or reporting incidents of sexual harassment or discrimination.

– Whistleblowing

On other occasions, an employee may be wrongfully terminated if she reports conduct by other workers or by the employer that she genuinely believes violates a local or state regulation or a state or federal law or regulation.

If you feel you have been wrongfully terminated, contact Ceartas Legal today to schedule a confidential consultation.