A wrongful termination lawsuit in California is a case filed by a worker against their employer to seek justice for what they believe or can show was being laid off or fired for an illegal reason. At Minnis & Smallets, we have helped and continue to help many workers in the San Francisco area to successfully pursue wrongful termination cases like this.
The most common claims of wrongful termination involve allegations of being terminated in violation of both federal and state law as relates to the following circumstances, among others:
Exactly how much you may recover as compensation for your wrongful termination, known as “damages,” will depend on your individual facts and circumstances.
However, the following are damages generally recovered by those employees who are successful in making a case for wrongful termination:
Lost wages and benefits. An employee who prevails in a wrongful termination lawsuit can earn lost wages for the amount of salary that they lost as a result of the termination. This compensation can also include the value of any benefits that the employee could have expected to receive in the same period.
Non-Economic Damages. If you can show that you suffered emotional distress or went through pain and suffering as a result of being wrongfully terminated, you can be compensated as part of the damages from a successful lawsuit against your employer for wrongful termination.
Punitive Damages. If you can demonstrate that the employer engaged in conduct with malice, oppression, or fraud, then you may be able to recover additional damages in the form of a penalty the employer will be forced to pay for their malicious behavior. This penalty is also intended to act as a deterrence, so the employer does not do this again to anyone else.
If you have been wrongfully terminated, the legal team of Minnis & Smallets can help. Please contact our office, and we will guide and help you as to what you need to do to vindicate your rights.
If you are looking for advice or representation, please contact us today using the form below and we will promptly respond to your inquiry.
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