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Wrongful Termination

 

If you believe you were wrongfully terminated, contact the experienced San Diego labor lawyers at the JCL Law Firm in California. Since 2010, the JCL Law Firm has recovered millions of dollars on behalf of California employees. The JCL Law Firm represents wrongfully terminated employees throughout California, including San Diego, Irvine, Costa Mesa, Santa Ana, Anaheim, Los Angeles, San Jose, San Francisco, Oakland, Sacramento, Orange County, Imperial County, San Bernardino County, Solano County, Contra Costa County, Napa County, Sonoma County, Marin County, Santa Barbara County, Alameda County, Santa Clara County and Riverside County. If you believe you were wrongfully terminated, call the experienced San Diego labor lawyers at the JCL Law Firm at 1-888-498-6999 for a free consultation.

In California, “Wrongful Termination” is a legal term that refers to an illegal termination of employment. Many terminations people think of as “wrongful” are not in fact illegal. In California, employment is “at will.” This means an employer can fire its employee for almost no reason at all. There are three general exceptions to this rule: First, where an employer terminates an employee for a discriminatory purpose; second, where an employer terminates an employee in breach of an employment contract; finally, where an employer terminates an employee for taking some protected legal action.

Employees cannot be discriminated against by their employer on the basis of age, race, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, religion, disability, and a variety of other reasons. If an employee is terminated for one of these reasons, it is against the law, and the employee can sue for “wrongful termination.”

If any employee has an employment contract with his or her employer, it is likely that the employer must find “just cause” to terminate the employee. If an employee is terminated in violation of his or her employment contract, it is against the law, and the employee can sue for “breach of contract.”

If successful, a wrongfully terminated employee can generally recover lost wages and benefits including interest, damages for emotional distress/pain and suffering arising from your wrongful termination and, in some cases, attorney’s fees and punitive damages.

Attorney Jean-Claude Lapuyade has been recognized as a Super Lawyer® Rising Star by Thompson Reuters in 2015, 2016, 2017 and, again, in 2018. To be eligible for inclusion as a Rising Star, a candidate must be either 40 years old or younger or in practice for 10 years or less. No more than 2.5 percent of eligible California attorneys are named to the annual Rising Star list.

The attorneys at the JCL Law Firm strive to exceed client expectations through attentive, effective, result-driven representation. The firm emphasizes a well-planned, thorough, yet cost-effective investigation, coupled with aggressive legal representation to achieve this goal. The firm represents our wrongfully terminated employees on a contingency basis. This means we don’t get paid a legal fee unless we recover money for you, our client. In most cases, we advance the costs of litigation. Therefore, there are no upfront costs to the firm’s clients. If you believe you were wrongfully terminated, call the experienced labor and employment attorneys at the JCL Law Firm at 1-888-498-6999 for a free consultation.