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Wrongful Termination - Workplace Advocates

Wrongful Termination

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At our plaintiff’s employment law firm, we are committed to protecting the rights of employees who have been wrongfully terminated. We represent clients in California, Arizona, and across the nation. Losing your job can be a traumatic experience, but it’s important to remember that you have legal rights under federal law, California law, and Arizona law that protect you from wrongful termination.

Federal Law Protection

Under federal law, specifically the Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, employees are protected from wrongful termination based on their race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. This means that if you believe you were fired from your job due to any of these protected characteristics, you may have a claim for wrongful termination under federal law.

California Law Protection

In California, employees are protected by some of the most robust employment laws in the nation. The California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) prohibits employers from terminating employees based on their race, color, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, disability, or age (if over 40 years old). Additionally, California also protects employees who engage in certain protected activities, such as whistleblowing or taking time off for family or medical leave.

Arizona Law Protection

In Arizona, employees are also protected by state laws against wrongful termination. Arizona Revised Statutes (A.R.S.) § 23-1501 et seq. prohibits employers from terminating employees based on their race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, or genetic testing results. Arizona also has additional protections for employees who engage in lawful activities outside of work, such as smoking or using tobacco products.

Types of Wrongful Termination Cases

Wrongful termination can occur in various situations. Some common types of wrongful termination cases that employees may bring include:

1. Discrimination: If you were terminated based on your protected characteristics, such as race, gender, religion, or disability, you may have a claim for wrongful termination under federal and state laws.
2. Retaliation: If you were fired for engaging in protected activities, such as reporting discrimination, harassment, or illegal activities in the workplace, you may have a claim for wrongful termination.
3. Breach of Contract: If you had an employment contract that was terminated without proper legal grounds, you may have a claim for wrongful termination based on breach of contract.
4. Whistleblowing: If you were fired for reporting illegal activities, fraud, or wrongdoing by your employer, you may have a claim for wrongful termination under state or federal whistleblower laws.
5. Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Violations: If you were terminated for taking time off to care for a family member or for your own serious health condition as protected under the FMLA, you may have a claim for wrongful termination.
6. Public Policy Violations: If you were fired for reasons that violate public policy, such as refusing to engage in illegal activities or exercising your legal rights, you may have a claim for wrongful termination.

At Workplace Advocates we have a team of experienced attorneys who are well-versed in federal, California, and Arizona employment laws. We are dedicated to protecting the rights of employees who have been wrongfully terminated and fighting for the justice and compensation they deserve. If you believe you have been wrongfully terminated, don’t hesitate to contact us for a free consultation to discuss your case and your legal options.