Wrongful Termination Claims

San Francisco Bay Area Injury Attorney

Wrongful termination occurs when you are fired or laid off for a reason that is not allowed by law. This applies to “at-will” employment situations, even though your employer can choose to let you go for no reason at all. Discrimination is one of many violations that fall under wrongful termination. If you have been wrongfully terminated you may be entitled to monetary compensation and in some cases reinstatement to your former position. Please call the Law Offices of Fred J. Fleming today to learn more.

Wrongful Termination Laws

There are many types of wrongful termination. Your situation may be covered by federal, state, or local law, or a combination thereof. To make things even more confusing, different agencies enforce different wrongful termination laws with completely different procedures and requirements on your part.

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) enforces most anti-discrimination laws, but there are also state agencies involved. Discrimination due to a disability, including refusing to accommodate a disability, is covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Depending on the nature of your termination, it may be necessary to file a complaint with the appropriate agency, before taking other legal actions. For some types of wrongful termination there is not specific agency to complain to, and your only recourse is a wrongful termination lawsuit.

You do not have to figure it out on your own. After reviewing the facts in your case, wrongful termination attorney Fred J. Fleming will explain which laws apply to your situation and the proper course of action for you. If you choose to move forward, he will be with you every step of the way, fighting for your legal rights.

Wrongful Termination

The following reasons for firing or laying off an employee constitute wrongful termination:

  • Discrimination based on age, gender, race, religion, national origin, pregnancy, or disability including to avoid reasonable accommodations for disability
  • Taking legally protected time off including time off for voting, jury duty, military service, maternity leave, family leave, or medical leave
  • Retaliation for reporting illegal activity, including discrimination, or for filing for Workers’ Compensation
  • Refusal to participate in illegal activity

If believe that you have been wrongfully terminated, please call a wrongful termination attorney at 1-800-882-5500 or contact us online. The initial consultation with a wrongful termination attorney Fred J. Fleming is free of charge, and if we agree to handle your case, in most cases we will work on a contingency fee basis, which means we get paid for our services only if there is a monetary recovery of funds. In many cases, a wrongful termination complaint must be filed before an applicable expiration date. Please call right away to ensure that you do not waive your right to possible compensation.