Oakland Wrongful Termination Attorney
Wrongful Termination Attorneys Serving Oakland, CA
Oakland is the eighth most populated city in California, and in as much, Oakland is home to thousands of employers and employees in a broad range of industries. And unfortunately, employees at various levels and positions can be unfairly fired from their job. This being said, the city of Oakland is located in California, and California is an at-will employment state. “At-will” means that an employer or employee can quit or be fired at any time with or without cause in the absence of a formal employment contract. At-will state law does not apply to all termination cases, other state and federal laws still protect employees from being fired from their jobs or forced to quit their jobs for illegal reasons or in ways that violate other state and federal laws and regulations. For employees that have been fired or forced to quit their job in Oakland, California, there are 4 main protections; anti-discrimination laws, anti-retaliation laws, protected activities, and violations of public policy.
If you live in Oakland, California or the surrounding bay area, and have been let go from your job or were forced to quit due to a hostile workplace or unfair treatment, you have rights and protections that entitle you to compensation for wrongful termination. Miracle Mile has represented employees all over California in lawsuits against employers and companies for wrongful termination and constructive discharge claims and have received substantial settlements and damage rewards on behalf of clients.
Examples of wrongful termination in Oakland, California include the following:
- An employee in Oakland can not be fired or harassed for their age for people 40 and older
- An employee in Oakland can not be fired or harassed for their gender identity and gender expression
- An employee in Oakland can not be fired or harassed for their marital status
- An employee in Oakland can not be fired or harassed for their medical conditions (including genetic information)
- An employee in Oakland can not be fired or harassed for their national origin or ancestry
- An employee in Oakland can not be fired or harassed for their mental or physical disabilities
- An employee in Oakland can not be fired or harassed for their pregnancy status
- An employee in Oakland can not be fired or harassed for their sexual orientation
- An employee in Oakland can not be fired or harassed for their race or color
- An employee in Oakland can not be fired or harassed for their religion
- An employee in Oakland can not be fired or harassed for their sex (including sexual harassment)
- An employee in Oakland can not be fired or harassed for their military or veteran status
- An employee in Oakland can not be fired or harassed for their union activity
- An employee in Oakland can not be fired or harassed for exercising their right to vote or for protesting public policy
- An employee in Oakland can not be fired or harassed for filing workers’ compensation claims
- An employee in Oakland can not be fired or harassed for refusing to do something illegal
- An employee in Oakland can not be fired or harassed for filing a labor violation complaint
The list goes on, but these scenarios represent common wrongful termination and constructive discharge cases. If you have experienced one or more of these scenarios and either left your job, were fired from your job or continue to work at your same job you may be entitled to compensation.
Statute of Limitations for Wrongful Termination Claims in Oakland, California
The statute of limitation for a wrongful termination claim based on discrimination in Oakland is 180 days from the date of the last discriminatory act, in order to obtain the right-to-sue letter from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. After that, you have 90 days to file the suit in a court of law. This is the route for discrimination that violates federal law in a workplace in Oakland. There is also the Department of Fair Employment and Housing which gives you one year from the date of the last discriminatory act to get a right-to-sue letter and then a specific amount of time to file the suit in a state court. The EEOC is for federal lawsuits/claims and the DFEH is for state lawsuits/claims. Employees or former employees in Oakland have the right to contact either agency with or without the assistance of a lawyer.
Damages Available in Wrongful Termination Lawsuits
Employees in Oakland that are suing for wrongful termination may seek damages for the following:
- Lost wages and benefits (wages lost and benefits lost from the date of termination to the date of the court verdict as well as an estimate of future wages and future benefits the employee would have earned and had up until the date they would foreseeably stop working there)
- Emotional distress (pain and suffering caused by retaliation or termination)
- Attorney fees (some plaintiffs may be able to seek compensation for attorney fees)
- Punitive damages (in some cases the employee may be able to seek punitive damages in wrongful termination or constructive discharge cases)
Miracle Mile protects employee rights and gets them the highest compensation possible when those rights are infringed or violated by employers in Oakland, California.
Wrongful Termination for Employees of the Largest Employers in Oakland
The largest employer in Oakland is Kaiser Permanente, Miracle Mile Law Group attorneys are experienced in handling Kaiser Permanente wrongful termination lawsuits, which makes Miracle Mile Law Group the best option for current or former Kaiser employees in Oakland that have a wrongful termination case. Miracle Mile has experience fighting for employees against large and small businesses in California.
Wrongful termination plaintiffs in Oakland do not pay anything for Miracle Mile Law Group legal representation unless we win. We also offer free case evaluation for Oakland residents to determine whether you have a wrongful termination case.