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Wrongful Termination

Southern California's Employment Law Attorneys

Many people misunderstand the term wrongful termination. In California, every job is presumed to be "at will," which means you employer can terminate you at any time and for any reason or for no reason — as long as it is not an illegal reason. If you think you were terminated for an illegal reason, call the Orange County law firm of Spray Gould & Bowers LLP for a free and confidential case evaluation.

When our lawyers evaluate a wrongful termination claim, we look for the reason why your employer fired you. In most cases, the termination is not wrongful (and you do not have a legal claim for compensation) unless your employer discharged you in retaliation for engaging in a protected activity under California law. Examples of protected activity include:

  • Engaging in union organization or other activities
  • Complaining to your human resources department about unwanted sexual advance or a hostile work environment
  • Complaining to your human resources department about age, race, sex, nationality, religious or other types of discrimination
  • Reporting an illegal activity by your employer, such as improperly disposing of hazardous waste, falsifying records or over-billing the government

Even though California is at at-will employment state, your employer cannot terminate you or retaliate against you in any way for sticking up for your rights or engaging in a protected activity.

Our lawyers handle many cases of wrongful workplace discharge on a contingency fee basis, which means that you pay no attorney fees unless we are successful in recovering compensation for you. Compensation may include back pay, front pay, policy changes, economic damages, damages for emotional distress and punitive damages.

Free case review and confidential consultations

If you are the victim of unfair firing, contact Spray Gould & Bowers LLP in Tustin, California, for a free case review and confidential consultation with our lawyers.

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Office Location

Spray, Gould & Bowers LLP
15139 Woodlawn Ave.
Tustin, CA 92780
877- LAW-SGB-0 (529-7420)