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Sherman Oaks Wrongful Termination Attorney

When you are unexpectedly and unlawfully dismissed from your position, you have rights. A consultation with an experienced Sherman Oaks wrongful termination attorney can help.

At Mancini & Associates, we understand the significance of losing your job. Our talented legal team has aided numerous Californians and their families after a wrongful termination for the last two decades. Our knowledgeable wrongful termination lawyers will fight to secure the compensation and justice you deserve.

Mancini & Associates is here for you. Schedule a free case evaluation today by calling 818-783-5757.

Understanding Wrongful Termination in Sherman Oaks, California

If you feel your employment has been terminated in violation of your civil rights, you may be entitled to recover damages. Under California law, wrongful termination occurs when:

  • An employer violates state or federal civil rights laws
  • The employer fails to follow the general principles of public policy
  • An employer breaks their contract with the employee

It should be noted that only an employee may file a claim for wrongful termination. If you are an independent contractor or an immediate family member, you may have a claim for breach of contract. Contact Mancini and Associates today to discuss your case.

Additionally, California is an “at-will” employment state, meaning:

  • An employee may leave their employment at any time
  • An employer may terminate the employee at any time, even without cause

Wrongful termination only arises if the employer has ended the employee/employer agreement for reasons that are against the law.

What Qualifies as an Unlawful Reasons to Terminate Employment in Sherman Oaks?

There are several state and federal laws regarding employment and protected classes. Grounds for wrongful termination may be due to:

  • Discrimination: race, gender, disability, sexual orientation, religion, language, and other protected characteristics
  • Retaliation: terminating an employee after they have reported a violation of the law
  • Whistleblowing: a form of retaliation, usually involving participation in the investigation
  • Contract Violations: in many cases, a contract may limit an employer’s power to terminate the professional relationship
  • Request for Protective Rights: Employees are protected to take certain leaves of absence under the law, including FMLA, maternity or child bonding leave, and jury duty

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission estimates that in the last reporting year:

  • More than 67,000 charges of workplace discrimination occurred
  • Approximately 55.8% of all charges involved retaliation
  • 36.1% filed charges of discrimination for disability
  • 32.7% discrimination charges involved race

Key Steps to Take After a Wrongful Termination

If you or someone you know has been wrongfully terminated, Mancini & Associates can help guide you through the critical next steps:

  1. Keep an accurate and up-to-date record of everything that transpired. Documentation is one of the most significant aspects of any wrongful termination claim.
  2. Carefully review your employment contract with your wrongful termination lawyer
  3. Remember to stay civil and not retaliate against your former employer
  4. Consult your attorney about filing a complaint with the appropriate regulatory agency

How Mancini & Associates’ Wrongful Termination Lawyers Can Help

At Mancini & Associates, we have successfully recovered compensation for employees hurt and terminated for discrimination, contract violations, and more. Our Sherman Oaks wrongful termination attorneys will fight for the compensation you deserve, including:

  • Compensatory damages
  • Legal costs
  • Possible reinstatement

Contact Mancini & Associates today to discuss your options. You can schedule your free evaluation by clicking here or calling 818-783-5757.

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