San Jose Wrongful Termination Lawyers

San Jose Wrongful Termination Lawyers

San Jose Wrongful Termination Lawyers

Standing Up for San Jose Employees Who were Unlawfully Terminated

Employment in California law is presumed to be at-will employment. This means that your employer can fire you for nearly any reason or even no reason. You also have the opportunity to end your employment relationship for no reason at all, as long as you are not in an employment contract. However, at-will employment is not limitless, as employers may not discharge you for reasons that violate your rights under federal or state law.

If you believe your termination was unlawful and violated your rights, you should not delay in speaking with our San Jose wrongful termination lawyers. We can evaluate the circumstances surrounding your firing and advise you whether you have a valid claim. We stand up for the rights of employees, so please do not wait to contact the office of Minnis & Smallets LLP for help.

Identifying Wrongful Termination in San Jose

There are many different labor and employment laws that protect employees; employees are also protected by the public policy of the state of California. When a termination violates the law or public policy, it is considered to be wrongful, and the former employee has the right to take legal action. The following are only some of the many possible reasons why termination might be unlawful: 

  • Discriminatory reasons based on an employee’s race, color, national origin, ancestry, genetic information, health conditions, disability, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, and other protected factors
  • Constructive discharge due to an unaddressed hostile work environment caused by sexual or other unlawful harassment
  • Retaliation for complaining of discrimination or harassment or participating in an investigation or legal proceedings regarding a complaint
  • Retaliation for requesting a reasonable accommodation for your religious practice or disability
  • Retaliation for taking or requesting qualified medical or family leave
  • Retaliation for seeking unpaid wages, overtime pay, rest or lunch breaks, or asserting other rights under state or federal labor laws
  • Refusing to work in unsafe conditions or reporting health and safety violations to government agencies
  • Refusing to engage in unethical or illegal conduct requested by your employer
  • Reporting unlawful conduct by your employer to the proper government authorities (whistleblowing)
  • Engaging in union activities or discussing a possible labor union or other employment and labor concerns with other employees

If you were the victim of wrongful termination, you deserve to recover for all the lost income and other losses you incurred as a result. However, proving an employer terminated you for an unlawful reason can be more challenging than you might think. Employers will defend against wrongful termination in any possible manner, and you need a legal advocate protecting your right to compensation and other legal relief. 

Discuss Your Situation with Our Experienced San Jose Wrongful Termination Lawyers

If you lost your job and believe it might have been for unlawful reasons, you should not wait to discuss the matter with our San Jose wrongful termination lawyers. The law firm of Minnis & Smallets LLP is dedicated to fighting against employers who violate the law and your rights, so please contact us today.  


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