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Orange County Wrongful Termination Lawyers

True Legal Group is an Orange County-based plaintiff employment law office that fights for employees who have been wrongfully terminated.

It’s hard to find a good-paying and secure job in Orange County since it is one of the most competitive areas in the country. Most jobs require a good education, trade skills, work experience, and other proficiencies in order to be hired. Employees in Orange County work in many different types of industries, including; entertainment, manufacturing, construction, education, retail, transportation, and many other sectors.

Once hired, the Federal Government and the California State Government both have laws that protect you from being wrongfully terminated. Laws that grant employees legal rights that can not be suppressed or make the employee the subject of retaliation for asserting those workplace rights. However, if your employer terminated you or forced you to leave due to illegal or unfair circumstances in which you were harassed, discriminated against, or retaliated against, you may have a legal case. Wrongful termination is when an employer fires or lays off an employee in a way that violates California State or Federal laws at the time the employee was fired or while they were still working at the organization and was subsequently fired.

At True Legal Group, we are recognized by former clients, defense lawyers, and employers for our ability to achieve the best results possible for our clients. Wrongful termination attorneys at our firm help clients through the entire process, starting with a consultation and thorough preparation of your claim, negotiation, litigation, and advocacy. We have an impressive record of results for victims of wrongful termination in Orange County and throughout California. Our employment lawyers have the experience and resources to fight any employer who wrongfully terminates employees. Our law firm is dedicated to obtaining the best compensation possible for your financial losses.

How do our wrongful termination attorneys help you?

  • Where can I file my wrongful termination claim in Orange County?
  • Wrongful termination based on discrimination
  • Wrongful discrimination for asserting your legal rights
  • Wrongful discrimination based on a constructive discharge
  • How do you assert my rights to contest a wrongful firing?
  • What compensation can I obtain if my Orange County employer improperly or illegally fired me?

Where can I file my wrongful termination claim in Orange County?

Wrongful termination claims that are based on violations of Federal law are normally filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), a Federal agency. Wrongful termination claims based on violations of California law are filed before the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (CDFEH), a California State agency. These agencies investigate your wrongful termination claim and try to work out a solution. If an agreement cannot be reached, the agency is required to give you a “right to sue” letter. When hiring us as your Orange County wrongful termination law firm, our attorneys help you obtain the right-to-sue letter which we then file in the proper Federal or State court.

Wrongful termination based on discrimination

While most employees in Orange County work paycheck to paycheck, there are no guarantees that employees won’t be fired at any moment. Employees without a contract are considered “at-will” employees in the state of California. While your employer can fire you for almost any reason with or without cause, there are exceptions to “at-will” employment and the firing or constructive discharge of “at-will” workers that employers and employees should be aware of.

Discrimination is not a valid reason for firing an employee. There are Federal and State regulations that protect employees from discrimination. The laws and the types of discrimination they forbid are the following:

  • The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) protects qualified employees who have a disability from being fired.
  • The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) protects older employees (workers who are 40 or older) from being fired.
  • The California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) this law protects employees from being fired based on any of the following characteristics
    • Race
    • Religious creed
    • Color
    • National origin
    • Ancestry
    • Physical disability
    • Mental disability
    • Medical condition
    • Genetic information
    • Marital status
    • Sex
    • Gender
    • Gender identity
    • Gender expression
    • Age
    • Sexual orientation
    •  Veteran or military status of any person

The laws listed above have specific requirements that must be met to have a wrongful termination claim supported by Federal or State law. For example, to file a Federal Civil Rights Act claim, your employer must have 15 or more employees, and to file a California FEHA claim, your employer must have 5 or more employees.

If you suspect that you were fired based on personal identity characteristics, contact True Legal Group to discuss your legal options.

Wrongful discrimination for asserting your legal rights

When an employer fires you for asserting a legal right, this type of conduct is called “retaliation.” At True Legal Group, our Orange County employment lawyers will file claims on your behalf if your employer fired you for asserting your legal rights. Your right to file a wrongful termination lawsuit based on retaliation may be directly or indirectly stated in Federal or State regulations, and we are here to help you file your claim on time and in a fashion that best positions you for receiving the compensation you deserve.

Examples of retaliatory discharge include:

  • Filing a whistleblower claim
  • Asking for family or medical leave that you earned based on Federal or California law
  • Filing any type of employment claim, such as a workers’ compensation claim, or supporting and giving testimony in a coworkers’ claim

Employers can not fire you for complying with a legal duty, which includes:

  • Taking time off for jury duty after notifying your employer you received a jury notice
  • Participating in a court-ordered program

Our wrongful termination lawyers will explain if you have a claim for asserting your legal rights. Contact us today for your free confidential consultation. We charge nothing upfront and no fees until we win your case.

Wrongful discrimination based on a constructive discharge

You may also have the right to file a wrongful termination claim if your employer made your work life so uncomfortable, that you had to quit – or if the employer failed to provide the reasonable accommodations you needed to perform your job.

How do you assert my rights to contest a wrongful firing?

At the True Legal Group, we guide you through each phase of the claims process, starting with providing practical suggestions about what job performance records and data you should try to take with you in order to confirm you were a valuable employee. We will file a formal request for your records to compel your employer to produce the information they have about your performance record and job skills, but having your own documents in order is a good first step. Some of the documents we seek will be paystubs, communications between your employer and you, any disciplinary actions, and many other job-related records. We will then investigate and question coworkers and anyone who can support your claim.

Our Orange County wrongful termination lawyers will also explain the procedures for filing complaints with your human resources department and with Federal or State agencies.

Lastly, we will explain what exceptions may apply. For example, employers can normally fire employees if they are not meeting the requirements of their job description, and it will be our job to prove that it was wrongful termination and that your performance at work was not the sole cause for the discharge.

Time to file a claim may be limited, so we urge you not to wait, we encourage you to reach out to our law firm today for your free consultation.

What compensation can I obtain if my Orange County employer improperly or illegally fired me?

At True Legal Group, our Orange County wrongful termination lawyers demand that the employer provide the compensation that you want.

Common demands that our employment attorneys that specialize in wrongful termination make, include the following:

  • Compensation for all of your lost pay and lost benefits
  • Compensation or adjustments for seniority, training benefits, and other benefits that you lost due to the wrongful discharge
  • Statutory damages
  • Legal fees
  • Interest

Speak with a seasoned Orange County wrongful termination lawyer today

If you feel you’ve been wrongfully fired from your job or if discriminatory or harassing behavior led up to you leaving your job, True Legal Group can help.

Our wrongful termination lawyers have defended the rights of workers throughout Orange County and California. Our dedicated legal staff will obtain an honest assessment of your situation and provide you with the best possible legal options. Once a determination is made, our lawyers will assist you in taking the next steps toward protecting your rights.

Our law firm has the skills and resources to fight any employer.

Call today for your free and confidential consultation about your case. Call the True Legal Group at (424) 286-1811 or contact us to schedule a free consultation.


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