One of them is that you can’t be fired for just any reason. Yes, the California Labor Code says that this is an “At-Will” Employment state, meaning that an employee can be fired at any time for any reason, or even no reason at all? However, if the reason is illegal, then you deserve compensation. That’s where we come in. As a wrongful termination attorney in Long Beach and the surrounding area, Belal Hamideh and associates have been able to help clients to get what they deserve when they’ve been fired illegally.
It’s natural to think that your boss can fire you for any reason whatsoever. However, that’s just not the case. There are certain reasons that they cannot fire you legally. We understand that it might feel like it’s impossible to fight back against this, but it isn’t. Over the years, we’ve represented clients from all different kinds of industries. In that time, we’ve helped protect their rights as well as to get them what they deserve.
For example, you can’t be terminated in retaliation for complaining of discrimination or harassment. Maybe your boss has made unwanted advances or harassed you sexually. They can’t legally fire you for rebuffing them or pointing that out. Should something like that occur, the best thing you can do is to reach out to our firm immediately so that we can get right to work on your case.
In fact, you can’t legally be terminated for any discriminatory reason. “Discriminatory reason” may have a wider definition than you might have otherwise thought. You can’t be fired for your age, or your gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and so forth. Additionally, your employer legally cannot let you go for whistleblowing, either.
When people hear the term “whistleblowing,” they might tend to think of famous cases from the news, a government employee exposing secrets. That’s one kind of whistleblower, but a whistleblower could also be a factory worker who exposes unsafe work practices, or the teacher who raises awareness about workplace health within the school, and so forth. If you were fired for being a whistleblower, we can help.
Often, when an employee is fired for one of these illegal reasons, the employer typically doesn’t out and out say that explicitly. However, if you feel that you were fired from your job illegally, we can do everything in our power to make sure that justice is done.