When hard-working employees in Sacramento like you are fired for unjust reasons, the first instinctive response may be to take your employer to court for wrongful termination. The law office of Jeffrey D. Fulton is here to give you the information you need to tell whether or not you have a wrongful termination case on your hands.
First and foremost, violation of public policy is the one area in which it is absolutely against the law for your employer to fire you. If your employer has asked you to do something illegal and you refused, causing your termination, you likely have a wrongful termination case. The same goes for the reporting of illegal activities. Whistle-blowing, or the act of reporting employers for engaging in illegal activities, is frequently the target of retaliatory administrative action.
Unfortunately, factors like whether or not your employer was being fair don’t always make for a wrongful termination case. California is an at-will employment state, meaning managers and employers can fire workers for any reason they see fit. While you may have a case if you believe discrimination had a hand in your manager’s decision to fire you, these waters can be trickier to navigate.
Wrongful termination cases can certainly be much trickier to handle than you may initially think. Staying informed and preparing for the possible legal scenarios that lie in wait are two great ways to ensure that you won’t be going to court for no reason, so take a look at our web page for more resources.