Wrongful Termination

Federal law and the state laws of California protect both private and government employees against wrongful termination in cases where the employee has been discharged for certain discriminatory or retaliatory reasons. In today's economy, it can be very stressful being unemployed. Your employment lawyers from Hennig Ruiz represent illegally discharged employees of both the Greater Los Angeles and Southern California areas.

What Are Some Examples Of Wrongful Termination?

Because California is considered an "at-will" employment state, the filing of a lawsuit or legal action against an employer requires a highly experienced wrongful termination attorney who understands these very complex federal and state laws. Not all terminations are unlawful, even when the termination is unfair or for false reasons. Instead, California law requires that a termination be in violation of a fundamental public policy.

Examples of wrongful termination might include:

How Can Wrongful Termination Lawyers Help?

Because California is considered an "at-will" employment state, wrongful termination cases can easily become very complicated. They can turn into a battle of "the word of the employer" vs. "the word of the employee." As a highly experienced team of wrongful termination lawyers in Los Angeles, we have years of experience in dealing with these kinds of challenging lawsuits. You need an experienced attorney who will expose the underlying motivation for the wrongful termination.

The Hennig Ruiz Law Firm will regularly contact expert witnesses, will review disciplinary documentation, will assess prior work histories and will design a compelling case to challenge the unlawful discharge. In some cases, employers give no reasons whatsoever for the termination. As your wrongful termination attorney, we work hard to discover the true facts behind your dismissal while fighting for the compensation that you deserve.

What Types Of Compensation Are You Entitled To For Wrongful Termination?

If you believe that you are the victim of a wrongful termination, the following types of compensation may be available through our team of highly experienced wrongful termination lawyers in Los Angeles:

  • Back pay
  • Reinstatement to your previous job
  • Reinstatement of seniority status and benefits
  • Financial compensation for pain and suffering
  • Punitive damages in the form of financial compensation
  • Attorney fees and court costs
  • Mandated new company policy changes to protect current and future employees

Are You A Victim Of Wrongful Termination?

If you believe that you have become a victim of wrongful termination, contact the Hennig Ruiz Law Firm immediately. In some cases, lawsuit wrongful termination is fairly easy to identify – you were terminated. In other cases, an unlawful discharge might take the form of a "constructive wrongful termination." These are cases in which the employer has created such a hostile work environment that you are forced to quit. If you have any questions regarding your case, contact our office for a free consultation.

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Our offices generally represent clients on a contingency fee basis. This means that there is generally no fee for representation unless we obtain money for our clients.

Please visit our Do I Have a Case? page to answer a few questions relating to your circumstances. If the questionnaire indicates you may have a case against your employer, contact us for a free consultation.