When Does Firing Meet The Definition Of Wrongful Termination?

Being fired from one's job is an unpleasant experience and in many cases, threatens the livelihood of an individual and a family. If you have received a notice of termination from your employer, it is natural for you to feel an injustice has occurred. You may even suspect your employer broke state or federal laws.

Talk to me, employment lawyer Nima Shivayi, if your Southern California employer may have let you go illegally. From law offices in Pasadena, I serve clients throughout the Los Angeles area and beyond.

My over a decade of experience representing employers can be an asset in your case if I represent you in a wrongful termination claim. I understand the defense tactics your employer may use to avoid legal trouble and financial losses after you have been fired and bring a lawsuit.

Examples Of Wrongful Termination

The first step, after reviewing all known facts in your case, will be to determine whether your firing could have been in violation of state or federal laws. You may have a viable wrongful termination claim if your employer:

Examples Of Other Varieties Of Termination

Although your firing may seem wrong to you and others, it may not meet the definition of wrongful termination if:

  • You and your employer did not have good "chemistry" or rapport.
  • Your employer was downsizing the business.
  • Other employees complained about you for reasons not covered by laws protecting employees.
  • You made an honest mistake of some kind.

Unfair or not, these types of firings are usually not illegal. Understanding the difference between allowable and illegal termination is an important first step in determining whether you have a valid wrongful termination claim. I can help determine this and if the answer is "yes," I can represent you in pursuit of a favorable remedy, such as reinstatement or compensation for lost wages and possibly other damages.

Uncovering The Truth About Your Job Loss May Require Careful Legal Analysis

I welcome the opportunity to consult with you about your termination from a job in or near Los Angeles or elsewhere in Southern California (such as Ontario, Rancho Cucamonga, Riverside and Corona). Call Shivayi Law Firm at 626-432-5432 or email the firm to request a case review by an experienced attorney.