Stockton Wrongful Termination Employment Attorneys
Welcome to Miracle Mile Law Group of Stockton California. Our Stockton wrongful termination employment attorneys fight for the rights of employees every day and are available to speak to you 7 days a week to seek the justice you deserve.
Tough Representation for Stockton Employees Who are Wrongfully Terminated
When you find a job you like or a job that pays you well, you want to be judged by your ability to do the job well. Sadly, many Stockton employers don’t judge you on your talent and abilities. Employers who wrongfully terminate you due to discrimination, because you asked for a benefit you’re entitled to, or you because asserted a legal should be held accountable if the termination violated any laws or a written contract.
At Miracle Mile Law Group, our Stockton wrongful termination lawyers have the experience end resources to handle wrongful termination lawsuits. We file claims before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, before the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing, and in federal and state courts. We fight to force the employer to reinstate you and to pay for the wages and benefits you lost due to a wrongful termination. We seek statutory damages and punitive damages when the termination violates any federal or state laws.
What laws protect workers from wrongful termination due to discrimination in Stockton?
One of the reasons workers are terminated illegally is due to discrimination. There are several federal anti-discrimination laws that we assert in Stockton wrongful termination cases:
- Title VII of the federal Civil Rights Act of 1964. This federal law applies to most employers who have 15 or more employees. The law prohibits wrongful termination based on your:
- Sexual orientation
If your employer terminated you due to one of the above types of discrimination, we file a claim before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The EEOC has expanded the protected classes to include wrongful termination based on transgender status or gender identification. If the EEOC cannot resolve your claim, we then file a lawsuit in the appropriate court.
Title VII applies to employers who meet one of the following definitions – “one or more individuals, governments, governmental agencies, political subdivisions, labor unions, partnerships, associations, corporations, legal representatives, mutual companies, joint-stock companies, trusts, unincorporated organizations, trustees, and other entities”.
- The Americans with Disability Act (ADA). This federal law protects Stockton employees from wrongful termination because they have a disability.
- The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA). This federal law protects Stockton employees from wrongful termination due to being 40 or older.
- The California Fair Employment and Housing Act. (CFEHA). California’s employment discrimination law protects employees, including Stockton employees, and even some independent contractors from different types of discrimination if there are 5 or more employees. We file your claim before the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing and then in the appropriate state court if necessary. The CFEHA protects workers from wrongful discrimination in Stockton based on your ancestry, race, color, national origin, marital status, disability, military status, genetic information, religion, sex/gender, and sexual orientation.
Our skilled Stockton wrongful termination lawyers understand how to help employees obtain the documents (such as work performance records) and evidence they need to prove their cases. We’re respected throughout Stockton and California for our ability to prepare, argue, and negotiate your wrongful termination claim. While many cases do settle, we are always ready to try your case in court.
Can I be fired by my Stockton employer terminate for asserting my rights?
You have many rights as an employee and as a citizen in the United States. There are federal and California laws (and court decisions) that protect employees who are fired for asserting these rights. Generally, a Stockton employer cannot fire you for asserting your right to:
- File an employment discrimination claim
- File a sexual harassment or sexual abuse claim
- File a claim for unpaid leave passed on the federal or California Family and Medical Leave Acts
- File a whistleblower claim
- File a workers’ compensation claim
- Serve on a jury
In addition, Stockton employers generally cannot fire you for testifying on behalf of another worker who was fired for asserting their legal rights.
Can I be fired if I have a written contract?
If you have a written employment contract, then the grounds for termination should be set forth in the contract. If your Stockton employer violated your contract, we demand the damages that are set forth in the contract. We also seek to hold employers liable if any conditions in the contract violated federal or California law. Generally, if you have a written contract, the employer must have a good reason for firing you. Good cause usually means that the Stockton employee:
- Committed some type of fraud
- Failed to meet their company’s goals or standards
- Worked for a competitor
- Engaged in sexual harassment or sexual abuse
- Violated other terms of the contract
If you don’t have a written contract, the employer can fire you – unless they violate federal or state law.
What damages can I recover if a Stockton employer fires me illegally?
Our Stockton wrongful firing lawyers demand that employers:
- Reinstate employees who are wrongfully terminated
- Pay any back wages and back benefits. Benefits may include insurance benefits, retirement benefits, vacation days, and sick days.
- Give you the same seniority or comparable benefits – as if the discharge never occurred
- Pay any statutory damages – fines authorized by any laws
- Pay your legal fees
If you had a written contract or worked pursuant to a collective bargain agreement, we demand the above damages and other damages set forth in the contract.
You need your job to pay your bills and support your family. When a Stockton employer terminates you in violation of any laws or an employment contract, you have the right to hold the employer accountable. At Miracle Mile Law Group, we’ve helped substantial recoveries for many clients including several for one million dollars and many for more than $100,000. We’ll fight to get your job back and for all the damages you deserve.
Assert your employment rights today by calling the Miracle Mile Law Group now. You can call us at (888) 244-0706 or contact us online for a FREE case evaluation. We’ll answer all your questions and guide you through each step of the claims process.