What You Need to Know About Wrongful Termination Claims
Leaving your job can be a difficult process, especially if you feel you were fired unjustly or through no fault of your own. If you feel you were wrongfully dismissed from your position due to discrimination in the workplace, or because you spoke out against an abusive work environment, you may have been a victim of Wrongful Termination. Wrongful Termination can take several forms and is a disturbingly common experience for many employees in California and across the United States.
At Del Rio & Carichoff, Sacramento Employment Law Firm, we make it our mission to protect the rights of employees that were fired or wrongfully terminated.
What is Wrongful Termination?
An employee is considered to be Wrongfully Terminated if they are fired, demoted or otherwise dismissed from their position in a company for one or more of the following reasons:
- They were a victim of racial, sexual, age or any other form of employment discrimination.
- They were retaliated against for filing a complaint or claim of discrimination against their employer.
- The employer failed to adhere to the proper employment dismissal procedures outlined in the employee contract.
- The employer failed to provide proper notice of termination.
How Widespread is the Problem?
Unfortunately, many employees are treated less than fairly by their employers all the time. Here are some statistics that demonstrate just how many thousands of employees are affected by Wrongful Termination every year.
– In 2014, employees in California filed a total of 6,363 formal
claims of Wrongful Termination.
– California alone represents 7.2% of all Wrongful Termination claims filed in the United States.
– The leading causes of Wrongful Termination in California were Race (34.2%), Sex (26.8%) and Age (24.7%) discrimination.
-48.5% of Wrongful Termination charges filed in California in 2014 alleged that Employer Retaliation also played a role in the dismissal.
These statistics indicate that a huge number of California's employees are still facing unfair and discriminatory working environments. The fact that nearly half of all Wrongful Termination charges filed with the EEOC alleged some form of employer retaliation demonstrates that many employers do not follow the agreed upon codes of conduct outlined by State Law. For this reason, you need an experienced legal team on your side that will fight to protect your rights as an employee.
What Steps Can I Take?
If you feel you have been unjustly dismissed from your job through no fault of your own, call the Employment Law attorneys at Del Rio & Carichoff right away. We will work with you from the start of your case through to the finish.
Our process includes:
- Filing a formal complaint with the EEOC.
- Helping to collect witness statements or other necessary documentation that proves claims of abuse or discrimination.
- Examining your employment contract to determine the scale and extent of the abuse.
- Representing your rights to the fullest in a court of law, if necessary.
Whether your wrongful dismissal was motivated by prejudice, ignorance or malice, the practice is unjust and requires an experienced employment lawyer to help get the justice you deserve. Losing your job can be a frustrating, complicated and confusing experience. Let the experienced employment lawyers of Del Rio & Carichoff work on your behalf to secure the maximum compensation for your pain, suffering, and lost wages.
If you feel you have been wrongfully dismissed, contact Del Rio & Carichoff PC., for your free consultation, fill out the Free Case Evaluation form, or send us an email.
An experienced wrongful termination lawyer will discuss your situation at no obligation to you and help you to understand your rights. You are not responsible to pay any fees up front, if we take your case. You only pay your attorney a percentage of the settlement amount of your case.
If there is no recovery, there are no attorney's fees.