The Wrongful Termination Attorney That Will Fight For Justice
If you’ve been unfairly let go – wrongfully terminated – there could be a thousand things going on in your mind.
Focus on your family, we’ll handle the rest.
Get a free consultation with one of our attorneys to discuss the next steps.
We don’t get paid unless we win your case. Give us a call at (949) 586-2235 or submit your information below:
We Can Help You If You’ve Been Wrongfully Terminated
In California, many jobs are “at-will” employment, so employers have a lot of power to fire when they want.
However, that doesn’t let them off the hook if it was unlawful. There are many protected classes, such as age, disability, or sexual orientation. We’ll include a list below of the common reasons for an illegal firing.
If you were let go for any of these reasons, it is considered wrongful termination, because it is illegal to let you go just because of your:
- Sexual Orientation
- National Origin
- Request for time off for family or physical health
Said Yes To Any Of The Above? You May Be Able To Take Your Employer To Court
All of the above-mentioned types of discrimination are illegal in the State of California. You can receive payment for damages, back pay, overtime (where applicable), and even attorney’s fees.
The best way to find out the best action to take is to talk with a qualified lawyer during a consultation.
If you’ve been let go because of any of these, you can learn more at these pages below:
- Whistleblower retaliation
- Pregnancy discrimination
- Retaliation against reporting unpaid wages or overtime.
If You Start Building Your Case Now, It Will Be Stronger
You likely didn’t have a lot of time to prepare, or your firing came as a complete surprise. Here’s what you should do now. During the consultation, we can go over all of it. If you haven’t been let go yet (but you see it coming), it’s time to prepare. Here’s what to do:
- Get as much information as you can. If you’ve already been locked out of your employee accounts and everything else, it will be difficult to find much. However, you can at least write out a full version of the events from your side.
- Don’t do anything against the company that fired you. It’s very tempting to write negative reviews, talk badly about your boss, and do other things against your former company. Resist the urge. Take the high ground. It will help your case.
- See if you still have your employment contract and or your handbook. If you can find anything in there that contradicts a reason for you being let go, then you will have a much stronger case.
Working With An Employment Attorney Can Help Your Case
Depending on how or why you were let go, you might have to file certain governmental forms. You will also have to file for a lawsuit and submit other information.
You could do this by yourself. But, it will take a lot of time and an improper submission could get your case rejected. It’s much better to choose to work with an attorney that knows court methods like the back of their hand.
You Can Receive Cash Damages, Attorney Fees, And More If You Win
There are many types of damages you can receive if your case wins.
- You can be awarded past and future wages owed.
- You can receive cash for emotional damages.
- You can also be refunded attorney’s fees, as well as any court fees (such as for filing the lawsuit).
- If what your employer did was particularly bad, you’ll receive what are called “punitive damages” – meaning that the company has to pay extra.
While you could do this by yourself, it will take a lot of time and an improper submission could get your case rejected. It’s much better to choose to work with an attorney that knows court methods like the back of their hand.
Get A Free, Confidential Consultation
No doubt there is a lot of pressure on you. Dealing with a lawsuit can just make everything more stressful. You might be worried about being a good hire because of a lawsuit against an employer.
You can reduce these concerns by choosing an experienced wrongful termination attorney. Andrew Nissen is experienced in helping others who have been wrongfully terminated.
Andrew Nissen has a decade of experience in helping the wrongfully terminated receive justice and millions in settlements.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What if I haven’t been fired, but my job is being made much harder?
A: This is known as a “constructive termination” since nobody should be reasonably expected to do what you’re dealing with. If this is the case, it is very important to speak with an attorney and start documenting everything. You can learn more on our page about a hostile work environment.
Q: What if I was also let go for a legitimate reason, such as underperformance?
You can be fired for both legitimate and illegal reasons. The important thing to look at is how much of your termination had to do with an illegal reason vs a legal reason. If the illegal reason makes up a large part of your being let go, then you could make a case for wrongful termination.
Remember, a consultation with Andrew is free and has no obligations attached. There’s no risk to you. Go ahead and give us a call at 949-XXX-XXXX today.
Why Choose Bear Republic Law?
Clients that choose Bear Republic Law desire a more personal approach. They love that we believe in upfront, direct communication. They’re kept in the loop of things. Unlike larger, more impersonal firms, we enjoy building relationships with our clients.
Consider us your personal counsel. We’ve helped our clients navigate the difficult job market and get employment, and even find the right therapists. We’re confident we can do the same for you.
Client Testimonials About Bear Republic Law
When a problem comes along…you must go to Andrew Nissen!
Andrew Nissen was clear as to what my options were and was fantastic advising me which direction I should go about when dealing with the issue. I’m very grateful I went to him and I would absolutely go back to him and utilize his services again.
I would recommend Andrew to anyone, especially if they were worried if they had no legal expertise. He was patient, thorough, and pleasant/polite. Ultimately, the finished product gave me peace of mind.
The case resulted in a significant settlement
His dedication and pursuit of the offending party was top notch. Anyone that finds themselves in my situation should hire Andrew.
Look no further you have found the right attorney responsible, dedicated, and hardworking.
I met with Andrew to take care of some paperwork, he is very professional and works with you closely. When he had my case he would always update me on new information and any changes they would make…Andrew is the right lawyer to go to you will be thankful that you chose Andrew to represent your case. Just give him a call and he will be more than happy to help you fight your case.
Don’t Delay – Contact Us Today.
Have questions? We have answers. Don’t go it alone – a skilled employment attorney will help you get through a stressful time. We’ll protect your rights and fight for your interests. Visit our convenient location with free parking on Cabot Road. Or, give us a call, or send us a message.
MATTHEWS | NISSEN LLP, BEAR REPUBLIC LAW
28202 Cabot Road
Laguna Niguel, CA, 92677