Were You Fired For An Illegal Reason?
In California, employers have the right to terminate employees based on business needs, but they do not have the right to violate a worker’s civil rights. If you were terminated and believe it was due to discrimination, filing a disability or injury claim, reporting a safety violation to OSHA or blowing the whistle on your employer’s illegal activities, you might have a wrongful termination claim.
At the Law Offices of Eric A. Boyajian, in Glendale, California, our attorneys aggressively fight on behalf of workers who lost their jobs when their employer retaliated or discriminated against them.
Terminating an employee is not illegal. Here are some examples of what might be considered wrongful termination:
- Fired because of your age: You have turned 40 years old and your employer feels they want a “younger face” representing the face of the business to customers.
- Fired because of a disability: You have developed a disability that requires reasonable accommodation to do your job, but your employer refuses.
- Fired because of sexual orientation: You came out openly as a member of the LGBTQ community.
- Fired after reporting a workplace injury: You filed for disability or workers’ compensation and your employer fired you in retaliation.
- Fired for being a whistleblower: Your employer learned that you reported illegal activity, or you refused to do what your employer asked you to do because you thought it was illegal.
Contact Us To Schedule A Time To Meet With A Lawyer
If you think you were fired illegally, call the Law Offices of Eric A. Boyajian to discuss your circumstances. From offices in Glendale, we represent clients throughout California. Call us at 877-694-0896 or contact us by email today.