Pushing Back Against Wrongful Termination

If your employer discharged you and it seems unfair, it's important to be aware of your rights under employment law. That's because when a firing is done for an unlawful reason, a wrongful termination lawsuit may be in order.

At the Law Offices of Leonard S. Becker, APC, we help people who have been improperly terminated assert their rights under employment law.

Give us a call at 510-470-4584 to discuss your specific situation. Based in Hayward, we serve clients in the Bay Area and elsewhere in Northern California.

Were You Fired For An Unlawful Reason?

Most employment arrangements are considered "at will." Employers generally have the authority to discharge an employee who doesn't have a contract at any time — unless it was for an unlawful reason.

But there are numerous reasons that are considered unlawful. These include:

  • Race
  • Pregnancy or use of maternity leave
  • Age
  • Disability
  • Gender or gender identity

If you believe you were fired for an impermissible reason, talk with our skilled attorneys about your rights and options. You have rights not only under federal laws, but also state laws such as the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA).

If your employer retaliated against you for reporting unlawful conduct, you may have a claim for whistleblower or other relief.

What If Your Employer Had Unclear Motives For Firing You?

Sometimes employers have mixed motives in terminating someone. If that is the case, and a substantial factor in your firing was unlawful, you can still challenge the firing.

This means that even if you aren't sure what happened, it may still make sense to discuss your circumstances with us.

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