California is notorious for the high rate of firings every month. Since most employees are at-will employees, it gives the employers the ability to fire or lay them off without having to explain the details.
However, doing so will require some sort of (legal) notice or declaration. Being fired without a notice can be against the rules. If you are fired without receiving a notice, out of the blue, you may be a victim of wrongful termination. In that case, you should contact one of our experienced Los Angeles wrongful termination lawyer, schedule your initial free consultation and do one of the things listed below.
Find The Real Reason Behind Your Termination
Step number one is always the same; you start investigating your case and thinking about why you were fired in the first place. Was it because of something you did or not did that you got fired? Most of the time, employers don’t need a reason to fire you (or send you a notice) when you:
- Damage their property
- You stole from them
- You threatened or assaulted another employee
- You refused to do an important part of the job (unless the work was unsafe, in that case, you have every right to file a lawsuit against your employer who fired you for those reasons)
Once you contact an attorney, the first milestone is finding out why you were fired. This could take days and even weeks, and to speed up the process, certain things or people may help:
- Any correspondence you have with your ex-employer or any of the employees
- Any threats or arguments that occurred at the workplace
- Any witnesses that may help your case
There Could Be More To It
Besides losing your job, you may also find yourself a victim of mistreatment, discrimination or abuse. Re you sure that your employer and everyone else at the workplace treated you fairly and equally? Perhaps you were fired because your employer doesn’t like you, or something related to you. Maybe it is your accent, your habits, your religious or political views, or your marital status.
Either way, you need to get to the bottom of things. The best and fastest way to do it is through a complete investigation. Contact our employment lawyer today, schedule your initial consultation (completely free of charge) and learn how they can help you gather all the information you require to settle your case, and potentially file a lawsuit against your ex-employer. You may be eligible to receive a substantial compensation, without even knowing it.