Los Angeles Wrongful Termination Attorney
Hennig Ruiz & Singh, PC Is on Your Side
In today's economy, it can be very stressful to be unemployed. Unexpectedly losing your job can be even more devastating to you and your family. 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 specific discriminatory or retaliatory reasons.
The wrongful termination attorneys of Hennig Ruiz & Singh, PC represent illegally discharged employees of both the greater Los Angeles and Southern California areas. 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.
What Is Wrongful Termination
Not all terminations are unlawful, even when the dismissal is unfair or for false reasons. Because California is an "at-will" state, wrongful termination cases can quickly become very complicated. They can turn into a battle of how an employee and employer each interpreted the reasons or circumstances for termination. For a termination to be deemed unlawful, California law requires that it violate fundamental public policy.
Examples of wrongful terminations include:
- In retaliation for engaging in a protected activity, such as for reporting an illegal action or refusing to participate in an unlawful action
- For discriminatory reasons, including those based on race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identification, religion, or age
- For reporting or complaining of wage and hour violations or sexual harassment
When investigating your case, Hennig Ruiz & Singh, PC will regularly contact expert witnesses, review disciplinary documentation, asses prior work histories, and design a compelling case to challenge the unlawful discharge. In some cases, employers give no reasons whatsoever for the termination. As your Los Angeles wrongful termination lawyers, we work hard to discover the real facts behind your dismissal while fighting for the compensation that you deserve.
What Can I Get Compensation For?
If you believe that you were a victim of wrongful termination, you should contact an attorney as soon as possible. In some cases, a lawsuit against wrongful termination is relatively straight forward. In other cases, and unlawful discharge might take the form of "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 a case for wrongful termination, you may be entitled to compensation for:
- Back pay
- Reinstatement to your previous job
- Restoration of seniority status and benefits
- Financial compensation for pain and suffering
- Punitive damages in the form of monetary compensation
- Attorney fees and court costs
- Mandated new company policy changes to protect current and future employees
We Are Proud to Serve Los Angeles Residents with Top-Quality Representation
As active members of our community, Hennig Ruiz & Singh, PC is committed to diversity. Our lawyers come from a wide range of backgrounds, and we offer legal services in several languages, including Spanish, Hindi, Vietnamese, and Mandarin.
Our firm’s founder, Attorney Rob Hennig, regularly volunteers at the Los Angeles LGBT Center and was the founding co-chair of the board of directors for what is now Equality California. Mr. Hennig is also a board member for the Southern California chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), and all of our associates have worked extensively in both a nonprofit and professional setting.
Were you the victim of an unlawful discharge from your job? Call our Los Angeles wrongful termination attorneys at (213) 292-5444 for compassionate help.
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