The laws for wrongful termination or discharge vary widely from state to state. In an "at-will employment" state, which includes most states, employers may hire or fire for any cause or for no cause at all. If the reason for termination or discharge, however, is a pretext for some underlying illegal reason, then it may be considered wrongful termination. Illegal reason to terminate an employee under California law and the Federal Civil Rights Act can include retaliation for filing a claim of discrimination, sexual harassment, or hostile work environment. Likewise, retaliation after a whistleblower action can be considered wrongful termination. Contact an attorney for legal advice about a wrongful termination case in Los Angeles County, California.
The NELA strives toward a world where employees are paid a living wage, that is free of employment discrimination, harassment or wrongful termination.
Los Angeles County Lawyer Referral Service - The Lawyer Referral and Information Service (LRIS) is a community based non-profit service sponsored by the Los Angeles County Bar Association (LACBA). Since 1937, the lawyer referral service has helped the public find a qualified attorney throughout Los Angeles and the surrounding areas including Long Beach, Glendale, Santa Clarita and Lancaster, CA. As one of the largest Lawyer Referral Services in the country, the LACBA LRS helps more than 100,000 people each year.