Los Angeles Wrongful Termination Lawyer

California firm assists individuals discharged for illegal reasons

Getting fired is a traumatic event, but if you’re let go for an unlawful reason, you have the right to a legal remedy. At the Law Offices of Victor Manrique in Los Angeles, I deliver comprehensive legal support to dismissed workers in wrongful termination cases. Let me review what happened in your case and I can evaluate the likelihood of a successful claim.

What qualifies as wrongful termination?

Dismissals that run counter to California law or breach a written employment agreement are considered wrongful terminations. Claimants in these cases could recover reimbursement of wages they lost, diminished future earnings caused by the firing and compensation for physical effects and emotional distress caused by the improper discharge.

Understanding what "at-will employment" means in California

Like other states, California has an “at-will employment” law which gives businesses the legal authority to dismiss employees for almost any reason, or no reason at all. Employers often rely on this statute when accused of wrongful termination, but there are certain firings that are illegal even under the at-will rule. Frequently, employers that fire workers unlawfully try to cite a legitimate reason for the dismissal, but I can investigate the facts to find what actually motivated the termination.

Exceptions to at will employment include discrimination cases and contract breaches

If you can show that you were terminated based on your status within a legally protected group, my firm can bring a discrimination case on your behalf. I also handle cases where relief is available because a firing violated the terms of an employment contract or was motivated by retaliation against a worker who exercised their rights. There could also be situations where a dismissal runs counter to public policy or violates a specific statute.

Protecting whistleblowers who have been fired

Conscientious employees deserve to be praised, but too often the opposite is the case. Workers who report that their employers are breaking the law or failing to take proper safety measures risk being fired. To alleviate this situation, California has enacted laws to prevent the dismissal of whistleblowers. Sometimes unlawful retaliation occurs immediately after the employee takes action. In other cases, it might be months before the worker is terminated. Whatever your situation entails, I have the skill and experience to uncover the truth and pursue a suitable financial recovery.

What is the statute of limitations for a wrongful termination lawsuit in California?

In most cases, victims of a wrongful termination have two years from the date of their firing to file a claim. However, you’ll likely face financial pressure long before that, so it’s best to act promptly. The sooner you speak with a qualified California employment lawyer, the sooner you can start the process of pursuing your financial recovery. Also, building a strong case is easier when the people and evidence needed to build a strong argument are still in place.

Contact an experienced Southern California wrongful termination attorney

The Law Offices of Victor Manrique advocates on behalf of wrongful termination victims throughout Southern California. Please call 213-487-4733 or contact me online to set up a consultation. My office is in Los Angeles on Wilshire Boulevard. 

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    3278 Wilshire Boulevard
    Suite 1002
    Los Angeles, California 90010

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    I was referred to Victor by a colleague from work. He was compassionate but realistic, determined to win my case but honest at the same time. He was realistic and always told me the truth whether it be positive or negative. He was profes...
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    Victor was very determined in ensuring we were prepared for the appeal with Los Angeles County. He guided me on how to organize my evidence and facilitated the grievance process. Without his knowledge of the grievance process and ability to...
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    Speaking to this attorney was amazing because he was very easy to talk to, and didn"t cut me off when I was talking. He spoke to me for about an hour, and gave me some advice that could help me with my issue. He was very knowledgeable regar...
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    Victor was immediately responsive to my employee claim with LA County. He presented a wide range of possible actions I could take to remedy my situation. I would definitely recommend him to anyone that works in government, especially within...
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