The Los Angeles employment law office of Gallenberg PC is dedicated to representing employees who have lost their employment due to unlawful employment practices. We offer a free confidential initial telephone intake to prospective clients. We also accept cases on a contingency fee basis. If you believe you were subjected to an unlawful discharge, it is important to contact a lawyer as soon as possible as the statute of limitations for this claim is short. Submit your case to a Los Angeles wrongful termination lawyer by calling us at (818) 237-5267 (Burbank) or (213) 986-8432 (Los Angeles) or (310) 295-1654 (Beverly Hills) or you can fill out our quick and easy online Case Evaluation Form; this is the fastest way to get your case screened by an attorney.
It is important to note that while a job firing may be unjust, that doesn’t necessarily mean it is illegal. California is an “at will employment” state, which means that an employee may be discharged for any reason that is not illegal. Some common legal theories used by lawyers to bring a claim for wrongful termination for their clients include but are not limited to:
- Retaliation: If you have complained about your compensation (such as overtime, failure to receive breaks), sexual harassment, illegal activities at work, disability accommodations, religious accommodations, unsafe working conditions, or filed a complaint for discrimination and subsequently fired, then the termination might be a retaliatory act by the employer.
- Sexual Harassment: If you believe you were sexually harassed at work and complained about it, or were sexually harassed at work and fired, you may have a cause of action for wrongful termination. If you were forced to quit due to sexual harassment, you may have a claim for constructive discharge. Quitting a job is a very important decision and all options should be considered. If you experienced or are experiencing sexual harassment in the workplace, contact a sexual harassment attorney at our office as soon as possible to learn about your options.
- Other Harassment: If you were harassed at work because of a protected status (such as race, religion, sexual orientation, disability, age etc.), and fired, you may have a claim for harassment and unlawful termination. There are several laws that protect employees from harassment and you should consult with a harassment lawyer at our office to learn about your rights.
- Gender/Sex Discrimination: If you were subjected to gender discrimination, and subsequently fired, you may have a cause of action for wrongful termination in violation of public policy. An attorney at Gallenberg PC can assist you in evaluating whether you have a claim for gender discrimination and/or termination.
- Race Discrimination: If you were the victim of racial discrimination, this may explain the termination, and in such a case, give rise to a legal claim for wrongful discharge. An attorney evaluating a case for race discrimination considers the race of the supervisor vis-à-vis the employee, the race of the employee that replaced the fired employee, as well as general racial composition of the workforce of the employer to determine if the race discrimination claim has merit.
- Age Discrimination: If you were fired because of your age (over 40), you may have been the subject of wrongful termination. While an employer does not need to provide an employee a reason for the termination in an at-will employment relationship, discrimination based on age or termination based on age discrimination can be determined by a lawyer by looking at the age of the employee that replaced the fired employee as well as looking at the employee population as a whole and investigating whether there are few if any employees over 40 years of age with that employer.
- Medical Condition: If you have been discriminated against for having a medical condition, and terminated, you may have a legal claim.
Other legal theories that give rise to a wrongful termination claim include but are not limited to discharge because of:
- Sexual Orientation
- National Origin
- Religious Creed
- Marital Status
- Physical Disability
- Mental or Learning Disability
- Pregnancy Discrimination
Contact Gallenberg PC- A Wrongful Termination Attorney Serving Los Angeles County
Gallenberg PC has experience helping California employees recover compensation resulting from wrongful termination claims. A Los Angeles employment lawyer at our office may be able to take your case on a contingency fee basis! To be considered, you can call our new client intake line or you can fill out our quick and easy online Case Evaluation Form; this is the fastest way to get your case screened by an attorney. We do not charge prospective clients for a confidential telephone intake or online case review.
Submit your case for consideration now to a Los Angeles wrongful termination attorney; dial (213) 986-8432 now. For Beverly Hills, please call (310) 295-1654. To submit your case to a lawyer in Burbank and surrounding San Fernando Valley, please call (818) 237-5267.