Top Sacramento Wrongful Termination Lawyer
Wrongful termination is a serious offence. Sacramento companies face thousands and even millions of dollars’ worth of liability if they wrongfully fire their employees on the basis of age, race, disability, sexual orientation, military status and much more. Our Sacramento wrongful termination attorney has recovered thousands of dollars in compensation for victims of discrimination, retaliation, and hostile work environments.
Although California is an at-will employment state, you cannot be fired unfairly for reasons that violate public policy. Our employment lawyers believe that every person, regardless of race or creed, is entitled to make a living. That is why we only practice employment law and we focus on Sacramento wrongful termination cases.
What Laws Are Available for Victims of Sacramento Wrongful Termination?
There are multiple State and Federal laws that savvy attorneys have at their hands to get compensation for victims. These laws include:
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act: This federal law prohibits an employer with 15 or more employees from discriminating on the basis of age, race, national origin, gender, or religion. Under Title VII it is illegal for your employer to fire you based on one of these protected characteristics.
The Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) of California: FEHA is similar to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, but generally speaking, the act is much more favorable for employees. For example, the employer only needs 5 employees for the Act to apply. Further, while sexual orientation discrimination is not explicitly outlined in Title VII, FEHA provides broader protection to the LGBTQIA community.
Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA): under this Federal law, your employer cannot fire you based on age. For example, if your employer forces you to retire in order to substitute you with a cheaper and younger counterpart – you may be entitled to compensation.
How Do I File A Sacramento Wrongful Termination Lawsuit?
If you believe you have been wrongfully fired by a Sacramento, CA business, then you may have a valid claim for damages. Before you can file a lawsuit against your employer, however, you must exhaust a few administrative remedies. This means you have a to file a charge with an employment agency. In California, there are two options available.
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC): Under the EEOC, which is a federal agency, you have 180 days to file a charge from the day you were discriminated against or terminated. If the discrimination/harassment isn’t over yet, the 180 days begins from the last day you were discriminated against or fired.
The Department of Fair Employment & Housing: the deadline to file a charge against the company who fired you under FEHA is extended to 300 calendar days from termination.
Navigating these administrative hurdles can be tough and intimidating. Our Sacramento wrongful termination lawyers are on hand to assist you with the process in ensuring you file a claim correctly.
How Do I Prove Wrongful Termination in Sacramento?
In order to prove wrongful termination in Sacramento, you must prove the following:
- That you were employed by the business (i.e. you were an employee and not an independent contractor)
- That you were discharged
- That you part of a protected class or you engaged in a protected activity
- The protected characteristic or the activity was a substantial motivating reason for your discharge
- That the discharge caused you harm
At first glance, it may be difficult to prove these factors, but a skilled Sacramento wrongful termination attorney can help sway the jury in your favor.
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The employment law attorneys at Miracle Mile Law Group will protect your rights in the workplace. We fight for employees in both the public and private sectors, including State workers, administrators, healthcare providers, executives, specialists, truck drivers, factory workers, nurses, teachers, and other professionals.
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The Miracle Mile Law Group is here for you to defend your rights against greedy employers. If you wrongfully terminated in Sacramento, you have the right to seek justice for your employer’s illegal behavior. Our Sacramento wrongful termination attorney practices in the entire state of California – so no matter where in California you’re located, we can defend your rights. Give us a call at (888) 244-0706 or contact us online. Unless we obtain a favorable settlement or award, we do not charge a dime.