After getting terminated, you may have doubts about whether your termination was either legal or not. In the US, most employees are “At Will” meaning you might get fired anytime for any reason or no reason at all – as long as the reason isn’t illegal.
However, there are exceptions to this rule. Hire an employment attorney in Long Beach to avail of legal remedies and help you get your job back or sue your employer for wrongful termination.
Your rights as an employee
One of your rights as an employee is that you cannot get fired for any reason. For instance, the California Labor Code states that it allows “At-Will Employment.” This means that employees can get terminated at any time for any reason or no reason at all – but there is a catch.
Your employer should have a legal reason for your termination and as such, you deserve compensation. If you’re living in Long Beach, you can work with an employment attorney from Long Beach to help you get what you deserve when you have been illegally fired.
Written or implied contracts
Most employees sign a written contract or some other document that promises them job security. If you have this, you can have a solid argument that you’re not an “At-Will” employee.
For instance, you may possess an employment agreement that states that you can only get terminated for a good reason or for other reasons written in your contract.
You might also have some kind of official letter or written document that contains promises about continued employment. If you have these, our employment lawyer in Long Beach will enforce the documented promises in a court of law.
Having an implied employment contract or one based on things that your employer did or said is one more exception to the rule of “At-Will” employment. However, this can be more difficult to prove since most employers are very precocious when making continued employment promises.
But implied contracts may exist where the employer promised permanent employment, employment for a specified period of time or where your employer lets you sign a specific form of progressive discipline as indicated in the employee manual.
An experienced employment attorney
Most employees believe that employers can terminate them for any reason they can think of. But as mentioned earlier, this doesn’t always apply. There are some reasons where your employer can’t fire you legally.
You may think that it’s impossible for you to fight against this, but it’s not. Experienced labor attorneys from Los Angeles have represented clients from various persuasions. They have helped protect the rights of clients to get for them what they legally deserve.
Contact us now
Wrongful termination cases can be very obscure and the other side will do everything to make it harder to discern the truth. If you believe you were illegally terminated, we at Belal Hamideh Law will help you. Give us a call at (562)-526-1224.
You can also visit our office in Long Beach to discuss all of the details of your case including your company, work history, your wrongful termination, and so on. We have the experience to help you out. We will be at your side from the initial filing of your claim through the end where you should receive compensation.