San Diego Wrongful Termination Lawyer
What Do I Do If I Have Been Fired, Terminated, or Laid Off?
Losing your job is one of the toughest things you will ever go through. You feel like the words, "You're Fired!" are stamped across your forehead. You defined yourself by your job, whether you realized it or not. When someone asked you, "What do you do?" you told them what you did for a living, not what you did with that living. So, now that you have lost your job, you feel like you have lost a part of yourself. If you have been fired, terminated, or laid off, the most important thing to do is make yourself whole again.
You only have a limited time to decide what to do if you have been unjustly terminated. If you are offered a severance agreement, you could have as little as 48 hours. If you feel like you have been the victim of wrongful termination, you should speak with an attorney as soon as possible. Wrongful termination lawyer, John McCarthy, is nationally recognized as a "superb" employment lawyer who focuses his practice on wrongful termination cases.
Do I Have a Wrongful Termination Case?
Wrongful termination can take many forms. You might have a wrongful termination case if you were:
- Wrongfully terminated in violation of your employment contract
- Wrongfully terminated in violation of some leave law like the Family Medical Leave Act, California Family Rights Act, or Pregnancy Disability Leave
- Wrongfully terminated in retaliation for filing a workers' compensation claim
- Wrongfully terminated in retaliation for complaining about sexual harassment
- Wrongfully terminated in retaliation for being a whistleblower
- Wrongfully terminated in retaliation for refusing to engage in illegal or unethical behavior
- Wrongfully terminated because of illegal discrimination like:
How Do I Prove Wrongful Termination?
Anyone who has ever been terminated thinks that it was unfair, and maybe it was. But, that does not make it a "wrongful termination." California law presumes "at will employment." That means employment is presumably terminable by the employee or the employer, at any time, with or without cause. That makes wrongful termination cases tough to prove. Employees have to prove breach of contract, or that they were the victims of some illegal harassment, discrimination, or retaliation just to win their wrongful termination cases.
How Can a Lawyer Help With My Wrongful Termination Case?
San Diego wrongful termination attorney, John McCarthy, is nationally recognized as a "superb" employment lawyer. Attorney McCarthy has represented some of the biggest employers in America. He understands how the other side thinks. Now, Attorney McCarthy fights for employee rights throughout California including San Diego, Orange, Riverside and Los Angeles Counties. Attorney McCarthy has dedicated his life to advising, counseling, and advocating for victims of wrongful termination. While Attorney McCarthy is an award winning trial lawyer, he is also a skilled negotiator, and practical advisor, who can help you achieve the best results. Attorney McCarthy has successfully represented his clients against Fortune 500 companies, Governmental entities, and even the Courts.
If you believe you have been wrongfully terminated or unjustly fired from your job, contact us today at (800) 690-1701 to see about a confidential consultation and see how a wrongful termination lawyer like John McCarthy can help.