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Wrongful Termination Proudly Serving All of California

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.

Call (916) 318-3388 today to speak to an experienced wrongful termination lawyer in Sacramento. Jeffrey D. Fulton is committed to protecting your rights and interests.

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.

Aggressive Litigation that Gets Results

Our Victories
  • 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.


Clients Tell Their Stories

  • “Mr. Fulton was caring and took the time to understand everything about the case. I never felt rushed, he always clarified things for me if I had any questions. The whole process was very nerve-racking, and Jeff was very calming.”

    - Previous Client
  • “He saved me from a pretty terrible work situation. I'm so much happier at work now and I would not have been able to succeed without his services.”

    - Megan W.
  • “Jeff Fulton and his entire office were invaluable in helping me through a very difficult time in my career. He found confirmation in my paperwork that backed up my claims and walked me through the process and answered my questions before each next step. I ”

    - Previous Client
  • “He spent so much time with me and really did a great job explaining every little detail to me. I would highly recommend him to anyone!”

    - Lisa B.
  • “After the initial meeting, I felt at ease and had an overall ‘good vibe’ about him. He made no empty promises, and I was very happy with the results.”

    - Previous Client


What You Can Expect With Us
  • 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.


Schedule a free initial case evaluation with Jeffrey D. Fulton today to discuss your case.