What is Considered Wrongful Termination in San Diego?

By Corey Hanrahan

If you think that you were wrongfully terminated from your job, there are a variety of different things to consider. Because of at-will employment, an employer can terminate an employee with or without cause. However, the law is here to protect you if you were fired for discriminatory reasons such as race, gender or religion. The law also prohibits terminations based on other factors, like a woman’s pregnancy, an individual’s age, or opposing unlawful conduct.

An employer who fires an employee because the employee refused to commit a crime is also considered a wrongful termination under California law. There are also other protections for employees, which can be discussed with an experienced wrongful termination attorney.

“…Wrongful termination can arise where there is discrimination against an employee in violation of statutorily protected rights or statuses. This can be due to race, sex, age, disability status or other factors and protections..

Wrongful termination can arise where there is discrimination against an employee in violation of statutorily protected rights or statuses. This can be due to race, sex, age, disability status or other factors and protections.

Employees are also protected from being fired If they have filed an complaint against their employer under the Fair Employment and Housing Act, or if the individual’s contract has been violated by the employer. Another example of wrongful termination includes firing someone for taking protected family or medical leave. It is important for employees to know their rights when it comes to wrongful termination in San Diego County.

In California there is a type of wrongful termination called Constructive Discharge which occurs when an employer has made the working environment so unbearable that an employee is forced to quit. This can include not being paid correctly, or being subject to repeated unlawful harassment. 

Regardless of the reason, it is a difficult time when you lose your job. The financial stress and worry associated with trying to find another job to support your family can make this time extremely difficult.

It can also have a negative impact on mental health, which may lead to additional challenges for an individual or even for their family members. If you were wrongfully terminated from your position, then you could potentially have legal claims against your former employer for damages.

There are many cases where people are wrongfully terminated from jobs and end up not making any money due to their reputation being damaged from their previous employer. Not knowing what to do or how to find another good paying job because of a wrongful act against you is a very stressful situation.

If you live in San Diego county and you believe you were wrongfully terminated by your employer, seek legal counsel with The Hanrahan Firm right away to help you.