Wrongful Termination Attorney

Losing a job can be a traumatic experience under the best of circumstances. But when you believe that you were fired for reasons having nothing to do with your performance or behavior, there may be a way to stop the bleeding. Our dedicated Folsom, California, employment law attorneys at Cable Gallagher are dedicated to standing up for the rights of clients who have been wrongfully terminated.

Can They Fire Me For That?

If you have an established relationship with an employer — either through written, verbal or implied contract — that employer generally has to have "cause" for firing you. Reasons for "cause" can include poor job performance or inappropriate or disruptive behavior. If you have been fired without cause, however, you may be eligible to file a wrongful termination case against your employer. It is considered wrongful termination for an employer to fire an employee for:

  • Purposes of retaliation
  • Reasons of discrimination
  • Resisting sexual harassment
  • Refusing to partake in requested illegal activities
  • Reporting an employer's illegal activities (whistleblower)
  • Being a legal alien
  • Taking time off that is legally protected (e.g., for voting)

If you believe you may have been the target of wrongful termination, it's important to speak with an employment lawyer as soon as possible. If you win your case, you may be able to recoup back pay, be reinstated and collect punitive damages or other fees.

Protect Yourself When Your Employer Won't

Employers don't always act with integrity. But that doesn't mean you have to accept the consequences of someone else's irresponsible decision. Stand up for your rights. Take advantage of our free initial consultation to speak with one of our wrongful termination lawyers who can analyze the facts of your case and make strategic recommendations about your options. Email us or call toll free at 800-618-5571 to make your appointment.