Wrongful Termination Lawyer In Claremont
Don’t Let Your Voice Go Unheard | Let Us Help You Tell Your Story
Under state and federal law, it is your right as an employee to discuss working conditions and speak up about unlawful employment practices without fear of retaliation. If you have been fired or suffered any other adverse employment action in relation to exercising your rights, it is time to talk to a lawyer.
“I take these cases personally. Watching a close family member suffer the pain associated with a wrongful termination motivated me to devote my practice to helping employees tell their side of the story.”
At The Law Office of Scott Ernest Wheeler, in Claremont, employment law is our business. For more than 17 years, our founding attorney has focused exclusively on protecting the rights of wronged workers throughout Southern California. He knows how to build a compelling case for you in this highly technical, complex area of law.
What Is Considered Protected Activity?
In California, termination for certain actions is considered to be in violation of public policy. This includes such actions as:
- Filing a discrimination claim
- Reporting sexual harassment
- Whistleblowing or reporting unsafe working conditions to the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration
- Refusing to break the law
- Performing a legal requirement
- Discussing, complaining about or requesting wages, breaks and other employment benefits
- Requesting or taking leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act to care for yourself or a family member
What Constitutes Retaliation?
Wrongful termination is arguably the most well-known form of retaliation. Even though California is an at-will state, employers are prohibited from terminating an employee based on a protected class such as race, sex or religion or against the employer’s own stated procedures and policies for termination.
Although wrongful termination may be the most well-known form of retaliation, it is only one end of a broad spectrum of adverse employment actions. Retaliation can be as subtle as reducing your hours or modifying your job duties.
You Have Options | We Will Stand By Your Side
When you have suffered retaliation or wrongful termination, it can feel as if you have no control over your situation. You may not even be able to pinpoint what went wrong, but that is okay. We will take care of the legal details and help you navigate complex laws. All you have to do is contact us.