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Fired Unjustly? We’ll Protect Your Rights!

Losing your job is never easy, but if you were fired unjustly, it can be especially challenging. In addition to the loss of income, you may also be dealing with unlawful retaliation and other workplace discrimination issues.

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If you have been let go or fired from a job, knowing where to turn can be difficult. Though California is an at-will employment state, if you have been wrongfully fired, you have legal recourse to file a lawsuit.

There are both state and federal laws that prohibit employers from firing employees for certain reasons. If the termination was based on discrimination, a breach of contract, or in violation of public policy, you may have a case.

While some cases of wrongful termination are obvious, there are more subtle situations in which employers take advantage of employees. If you suspect you are the victim of wrongful termination, it is a good idea to consult with an attorney whom you trust. A lawyer experienced in wrongful discharge cases will be able to guide you throughout the judicial process.

In the state of California, it is illegal to fire an employee due to their:

  • Race
  • Gender
  • Age
  • Sexual Orientation
  • Religion
  • Disability
  • Pregnancy
  • Veteran Status

Some employment contracts override “employment at-will” in California. It is important to look over your employment contract to determine if there are termination procedures your employer may have violated.


If you reported issues in the workplace, such as unsafe working conditions or sexual harassment, your employer cannot fire you as a result. You also cannot be fired for reporting or refusing to participate in illegal acts. Likewise, you cannot be terminated as a result of participating in an investigation targeting your employer.


The state of California protects workers who require time off to vote or participate on a jury.

If you have reason to believe the termination of your employment was based on discrimination, you can file a wrongful termination lawsuit.

When you begin to notice a pattern of discrimination or retaliation against you, make detailed notes of incidents and keep pertinent documentation.

Examples of this are:

  • Disciplinary notices
  • Performance reviews
  • Paystubs
  • Written statements by witnesses
  • Communication between you and your employer relevant to the incident

When making notes, be sure to include the date, time, and the names of the parties involved. The names of witnesses are helpful as well. Write about what happened and how you and the other party responded. If you are able, take photo evidence.

Reach out to your Human Resources department. If they do not resolve the situation, you have the option of contacting the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) to file a complaint. You must contact them within 45 days after the incident. If it is not resolved after 30 days, you must file a formal claim for wrongful termination with an EEOC office within 180 days.

Generally, quitting your job would disqualify you from filing a claim for wrongful termination. However, in some circumstances, you can still file a wrongful termination claim if you quit because the workplace was so hostile you felt as though you had no choice. This is known as “constructive discharge”.

Just as in a regular wrongful termination case, you will need to show proof of how your employer and associates created a hostile work environment.

To make sure that your file is correct and your evidence is presented in a clear manner, turn to a wrongful termination lawyer in Glendale at Manukyan Law Firm.

Our wrongful termination lawyer in Glendale enforces the California laws that provide a variety of legal remedies for victims who have been unlawfully fired from their jobs.

While every case is unique, that may include:

  • Compensation for Lost Wages
  • Lost Benefits
  • Emotional Distress
  • Physical Pain
  • Loss of Professional Reputation
  • Attorney’s Fees
  • Punitive Damages

At the Manukyan Law Firm, our experienced wrongful termination lawyers will fully review your case, and outline all potential legal remedies available for your unique

Call a Glendale Wrongful Termination Lawyer Today

If you believe you were released from your workplace unfairly, you may have a case. Contact Manukyan Law Firm to speak with a skilled employment law attorney. We are ready to answer your questions and plan your next action.

Filing a lawsuit against your employer can be daunting, especially when your employer has easy access to a team of legal professionals. At Manukyan Law Firm, we believe everyone deserves top-quality legal representation. We work hard for all of our clients, no matter the size or circumstances of their case.

We also know how stressful the judicial process can be, and we are committed to providing clients with compassionate representation that considers the whole person. We take a detail-oriented approach that is focused on your needs and your future goals. When you need legal help, call our wrongful termination lawyer in Glendale.

Discuss your case with a wrongful termination lawyer today. Call Manukyan Law Firm at (818) 559-4444.

A California employer may present a severance agreement at the time of your termination that includes a financial component or other benefits to end the employment relationship. If you believe you were wrongfully discharged, then presented with a severance agreement, it may be designed to release the employer from legal liability for any unlawful employment practices — including wrongful termination. Do not sign any type of agreement without speaking with an experienced wrongful termination attorney first. Signing documents without understanding the complete verbiage may preclude you from filing a claim going forward.

Being fired for rejecting sexual advances from a supervisor could lead to a combination of sexual harassment and wrongful termination lawsuits in California. We can help you understand your legal rights and options to pursue the legal remedies that are right for your case, starting with a free consultation.

Some California jobs require workers to submit to regular drug testing as part of their employment. Others may be subjected to random drug tests, or ordered to take a drug test after suffering an injury at work. If you were fired for refusing a drug test at your place of employment, our employment law attorney in Glendale can provide the legal information you need to understand whether your rights were violated.

Like all employment law cases, there are legal standards for financial settlements, based on the harm caused to the employee that initiated their claim. However, there is no “average” settlement for wrongful termination, as all cases are reviewed based on their unique circumstances. We can help you understand the legal remedies you may be entitled to while outlining your wrongful termination case.

The statute of limitations for a California wrongful termination lawsuit depends on what kind of claim you are bringing, including being fired for reasons protected by: