Marin County Employment Law Attorneys
Wrongful Termination And More
California is an at-will employment state. This means that employees are free to leave their job at any time and for any reason. Employers are free to terminate an employee at any time and for any reason, within the boundaries of the law. Employees often believe that they have been fired wrongfully. However, a firing is only wrongful if it violates the law. For example, if an employer terminates an employee on the basis of race or gender, it is discrimination and in violation of the law. The employee would have the right to take action.
Our lawyers are well-versed in state and federal equal opportunity laws, including the California Fair Employment and Housing Act. We are able to quickly identify whether a law has been violated and an employer has acted wrongfully. If it has, we will move forward with a wrongful termination claim or another type of employment law claim as appropriate.
Our attorneys also handle discrimination claims. Discrimination is any unfair treatment on the basis of an employee’s race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability or any other protected characteristic. We represent victims of sexual harassment and other types of harassment in the workplace.
In addition to wrongful termination, we handle wage and hour claims, including claims involving unpaid breaks or overtime. We also represent employees who have faced retaliation from an employer for filing a claim of any kind. Firing an employee for filing a workers’ compensation claim or any other type of claim is considered retaliation and it is illegal.