In general, most employment arrangements are at-will, which means either party may terminate the relationship at any time. Employers have broad freedom in hiring and terminating their employees. Many terminations that may seem unfair or unwarranted may nonetheless be perfectly legal.
However, the law does place some restrictions on the at-will doctrine. Generally, you cannot be fired for reasons that are discriminatory or that violate certain public policies. For example, you cannot lose your job for discriminatory or retaliatory reasons. Depending on the circumstances of your employment, your employer likely cannot fire you for reporting violations or wrongdoings to outside agencies. Some employment contracts also provide that employees cannot be terminated except for just cause.
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Determining whether you have a viable claim of wrongful termination requires fact-specific analysis and familiarity with applicable employment law. At Watkins & Letofsky, LLP, our attorneys handle wrongful termination claims on behalf of employees, managers and executives throughout California and Nevada.
Our lawyers understand the legal background surrounding unlawful termination claims. We are well-versed in all aspects of employment law and the nuances of applicable case law. Our legal team includes skilled litigators with extensive experience in state and federal court.
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Wrongful termination claims often require detailed evidence and compelling legal arguments, particularly when the reasons for the termination are under dispute. Thorough preparation is critical to laying the groundwork for success.
Our attorneys and staff share a commitment to exceeding clients’ expectations in every case. We work diligently on the front end to develop effective strategies that can set the tone for the rest of the case. Our lawyers are highly organized and meticulously detailed. You can rely on us to closely track your case and respond promptly to phone calls and emails.
When you engage our firm, you will benefit not just from the skill and knowledge of a single attorney, but from our entire team of lawyers. We work collaboratively to capitalize on our strengths and maximize efficiency.
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If you recently lost your job — or were forced to resign — under suspicious or unjust circumstances, contact our firm at 866-439-1295 to discuss your situation with an experienced wrongful termination lawyer. The initial consultation is free of charge, and we handle most wrongful termination cases on a contingency fee basis. Our firm has convenient office locations in Santa Ana and Las Vegas.