Oceanside Termination/ Firing Lawyers
Terminating an employee may not always be easy, but it is a regular occurrence in any functioning company. Most of the time, termination of employees who may not be performing up to standard is not a cause for concern; some employees, however, may demonstrate opposition to being terminated by raising litigation against their company. Employee lawsuits that allege wrongful termination—firing executed in violation of the law or the employee contract—can be extremely harmful to a company. Not only can they result in monetary damages, but the lasting stigma of an employee lawsuit can adversely affect a company’s image and reputation. There are many cases in which an employee may feel wronged by their termination and be seeking to retaliate. For these situations, it is in the best interest of the company to promptly seek knowledgeable counsel that aims to defend employer rights.
Facing an employee lawsuit can be very stressful and counterproductive for employers who feel they exercised their right to terminate fairly and appropriately. While an impending lawsuit may seem daunting, the well-versed Oceanside termination/firing attorneys at Law Offices of Yvonne M. Fraser have an extensive understanding of what constitutes professional protocol for terminating an employee and can help defend employers against unreasonable or baseless allegations of misconduct.
Cases of Unlawful Termination
For many companies, “at-will” employment refers to an employer’s right to terminate an employee for any reason that is not illegal or in conflict with a previous agreement. With this being said, there are many instances in which termination is blatantly improper and unethical. These situations include:
- If an employer promised continued employment, is violating an agreement made between both parties on a length of employment time that goes beyond the date of firing, or the employer failed to abide by their company termination protocol
- If an employee was terminated in violation of public policy; this includes termination because the employee refused to take part in illicit activity, had jury duty, or was serving in the military
- If termination was executed discriminately for reasons pertaining to race, color, age, orientation, religion, disability, or national origin
- If termination was executed for reporting unlawful activity, such as sexual harassment, discrimination, or whistleblowing
As long as an employee was not terminated in violation of employment law or their contract, claims of wrongful termination may lack validity. An adept employment law attorney can help guide you through this nuanced landscape.
Contact a Termination/ Firing Lawyer in Oceanside
Although you may believe your termination of an employee was in line with fair labor laws and company policy, the assistance of a termination/ firing attorney can help defend your company name against baseless allegations. If you are facing an employee lawsuit for wrongful termination, contact the dedicated legal team at Law Offices of Yvonne M. Fraser for support and guidance in your case. Don’t hesitate to reach out to our Oceanside offices at (760) 512-1172 to discuss the details of your circumstance.