Los Angeles Wrongful Termination Lawyers
Over Half a Century of Dependable Representation
At Feldman Browne Olivares, we have represented hundreds of California employees in wrongful termination lawsuits. Our wrongful termination lawyers have obtained more than $100 million in monetary awards and settlements on behalf of California workers. If you were terminated for some unlawful reason, contact our experienced employment law attorneys at our firm today.
When Is Termination Unlawful?
In California, wrongful termination law has a specific meaning. It does not mean that the termination was wrong or unfair. It means that the California termination violated specific public policies contained in CA statutes, regulations, or constitutional provisions.
For example, it is unlawful for a California employer to fire an employee due to:
- Other forms of discrimination
- Taking of a medical leave
- Requesting a reasonable accommodation for a disability
- National origin
- Sexual orientation
- Marital status
- Filing a complaint about sexual harassment
Our wrongful termination lawyers have also successfully litigated cases involving wrongful termination law for employees who were fired for standing up for and associating with victims of discrimination and harassment.
Building a Strong Case for Your Needs
An employee may show their firing was wrongful in many different ways, such as via statistical evidence, comparative evidence, or direct evidence. Direct evidence, such as discriminatory comments made by the decision-maker, is often the most persuasive for a wrongful termination lawyer to present in a court of law.
In larger companies, it may be possible to use statistical analysis to demonstrate that the employer systematically discriminates against a particular protected category of people in hiring, promotions, and terminations, such as persons of a particular race or religion. Such evidence would raise an inference that the action taken against a particular employee of that race or religion was also infected by racial or religious animus or prejudice.
What Is the Wrongful Termination Statute of Limitations in California?
While under Title VII discrimination, victims are limited to $300,000 in damages for emotional suffering, California has no cap on damages for emotional pain and suffering. In addition, juries in Los Angeles have been known to award millions of dollars for emotional harm in serious, severe discrimination cases.
Feldman Browne Olivares obtained a verdict in 2012 that included $4.5 million for emotional distress and suffering, which at the time was one of the largest in California history for a wrongful termination case.
How We Can Help You
A lawyer helps evaluate the strength of your claim and value the potential damages that may be recovered. Feldman Browne Olivares handles all wrongful termination cases on a contingency fee basis, which means the client pays nothing. The firm advances all litigation costs and is paid only a percentage of what we actually win for the client.
We almost never accept a case on which no recovery is obtained for the client, but if that were ever to happen, the firm would not charge any fee for services rendered in that case.
It is also unlawful for a California employer to retaliate against an employee for refusing to violate any law, for reporting the employer for violating any law, or for protesting conduct by the employer that is the subject of any state or federal statute, regulation, or constitutional provision.
Call (310) 984-1415 now to get more answers to your questions.