Sacramento Wrongful Termination Attorney
Were You Fired for an Unlawful Reason?
Unfortunately, an employer’s incompetence and unfairness in hiring and firing of employees are not against the law in California. Therefore, a dismissal for no reason or insufficient reason is not necessarily an open-and-shut case of “wrongful termination.” What is illegal is the wrongful termination of a worker in violation of public policy. This means that if your employer has taken action against you because you reported or resisted illegal activity, you may have a wrongful termination case.
If you suspect that you lost your job because you refused to violate the law, the Law Office of Jeffrey D. Fulton is here to be the champion you need. Based in Sacramento, we represent employees throughout the surrounding areas.
The Grounds for a Wrongful Termination Lawsuit in CA
Because most employment relationships in California are “at-will,” an employer may choose to discharge an employee at any time for any reason. However, there are several exceptions to this rule. Some of the exceptions include breaches of implied contracts, breaches of implied covenants of good faith and fair dealing, violations of public policy, or fraud/misrepresentation.
There are several additional grounds for wrongful termination claims in Sacramento, including:
- You lost your job because of whistleblower retaliation
- Your employer fired you for engaging in protected political activities or exercising rights under the Fair Employment and Housing Act
- You were terminated for reporting a workplace injury or filing a workers’ compensation claim
- You were fired for exercising your rights under the California employee leave laws
- Your employer has made your working conditions so intolerable that you must resign
- Your employer failed to comply with California’s Worker Retraining and Notification (WARN) Act – requires employers to provide 60 days of notice before a mass layoff or closing/relocating a facility
If any of the above is true for you, you likely have grounds to file a lawsuit against your employer for wrongful termination. Your first course of action is to call our office to speak to our legal team about your rights and options.
Listening to Your Story & Fighting for Your Rights
From the first day of your case to the last, you can receive the benefits of our skilled employment law attorney’s measured advice, zealous advocacy, and tireless dedication to your legal needs. Jeffrey D. Fulton puts his more than 20 years of experience, his proven skills, his personal service, and his track record of success on your side. Count on him and our entire legal team to listen carefully to your side of the story, exhaustively research your claim, and use the facts of your case in effective negotiations with an employer who has acted unlawfully.
Let’s Talk about Your Situation & Your Options
Do you feel you were dismissed from your job because you witnessed and reported an unethical or illegal activity occurring in the workplace? Did you openly object to sexual harassment against you, only to find yourself out of work entirely? Was your dismissal the result of complaints about being undercompensated for hours you worked?
The Law Office of Jeffrey D. Fulton can be of service to clients in any of these situations. We urge you to contact us at (916) 318-3388 to speak with a Sacramento wrongful termination attorney today.
Case Against Public Employer $500,000 Settlement
$500,000 settlement and dismissal of adverse action in a case against a public employer.
Discrimination Case $1.7 Million Verdict
Assisted in obtaining a verdict for $1.7 million in an employment discrimination case
Reimbursement Case $800,000 Settlement
$800,000 settlement on behalf of class members in failure to reimburse expenses case.
Reimbursement Case $2.5 Million Settlement
$2.5 million settlement on behalf of class members in failure to reimburse expenses case.
Reimbursement Case $600,000 Settlement
$600,000 settlement on behalf of class members in failure to reimburse expenses case.
Sexual Harassment Case Successful Verdict
Favorable sexual harassment verdict for a low wage fast-food worker.
Sexual Harassment Case Successful Settlement
Significant confidential settlement for a victim of sexual harassment in a healthcare setting.
Wage & Reimbursement Case $2.5 Million Settlement
$2.5 million settlement on behalf of class members in failure to pay wages and reimburse expenses case.
Wage Case Successful Verdict
Favorable verdict on behalf of an employee for failure to pay wages owed.
Whistleblower Case $1.5 Million Verdict
$1.5 million verdict on behalf of whistleblower clients against public entity.
Over 20 Years of Legal Experience
With extensive employment law experience in and out of the courtroom, Mr. Fulton is well-equipped to help you navigate your case.
An Aggressive Litigator with a Compassionate Ear
As an attorney with extensive trial experience, Mr. Fulton will not only listen to your concerns but will also fight for your cause.
Free Initial Case Evaluations
You won't have to pay for the first discussion about your case with our attorney.
Affordable Legal Services
In most cases, you don't pay unless we win. If you just need legal advice, we offer affordable consultations.