Wrongful Termination Defense for Orange County Employees

wrongful-terminationIf you have been fired from your job for illegal reasons, it’s critical that you work with an experienced employment law attorney to ensure that your rights are respected. In California, a complaint must be filed within a certain time frame. As experienced wrongful termination lawyers, the professional team at Farnell & Norman, PC can guide you through the process.

Orange County Wrongful Termination Lawyers

Under California law, wrongful termination has a specific legal definition. It does not mean that the termination was wrong, or unfair. It simply means that the termination violated specific public policies contained in statutes, regulations and/or constitutional provisions.

For example, it is unlawful for an employer to fire an employee due to:

  • Gender
  • Pregnancy
  • Age
  • Race
  • Disability
  • Taking medical leave
  • Requesting a reasonable accommodation for a disability
  • National origin
  • Sexual orientation
  • Marital status
  • Because the employee engaged in whistleblowing by complaining about or otherwise opposing unlawful, fraudulent or unethical conduct

“At-Will” Explained

Since California is an “at-will employment” state, employees can generally be let go for any reason or, in certain cases, no reason at all. At Farnell & Norman, PC, our employment law and wrongful termination attorneys can evaluate the viability of your claim and walk you through your options. These may include filing with various government agencies, such as the EEOC and Department of Labor, or, depending on your situation, filing a wrongful termination lawsuit. Schedule your initial consultation with Farnell & Norman, PC today to learn more.

The attorneys at Farnell & Norman, PC have dedicated their careers to assisting Irvine residents overcome wrongful termination issues. Call (949) 553-1300 now to schedule your initial consultation with a trusted, professional employment lawyer.