Year after year, Ali had been one of the top producers on the shop floor. After his employer hired a new shift supervisor, he began hearing ethnic slurs and comments about his religious practices and national origin. When Ali went to human resources to report it, he was told there was no evidence to back up the complaint. Ali’s supervisor later tells Ali that he shouldn’t have tried to get the supervisor in trouble. Less than a week later, he was fired after reporting for his shift a half-hour late due to a traffic jam.
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Based in Los Angeles and representing workers in employment litigation cases throughout California, Hennig, Ruiz & Singh aggressively protects the rights of workers who have been fired in violation of federal and California’s employment laws.
Most employment litigation cases come down to whether the worker was fired in violation of his or her rights under federal or California state law. Whether you have a valid legal claim for compensation from your former employer depends heavily on the facts and details of the case.
No lawyer should tell you after just a few minutes over the phone that you will win your wrongful termination lawsuit. California is an “at-will” employment state, which means that people are free to change jobs whenever they like and employers have a lot of freedom in eliminating jobs for business purposes. But firing a person based on retaliation for standing up for their civil rights or due to discrimination is illegal. An experienced employment attorney can help you understand your rights and navigate the legal process to seek compensation for the harm you have suffered.
Generally speaking, our attorneys represent clients in cases involving discriminatory, harassing or retaliatory conduct by their employer.
Whether you work for a private employer or a public entity, conduct may become illegal if the firing is based upon a protected characteristic. These protected characteristics include:
It may be difficult to determine whether you have a legitimate case for wrongful termination lawsuit against your former employer. It is even more difficult to hire the right lawyer to handle your case.
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