San Jose, California, Wrongful Termination Attorney
When an employee is fired for an illegal reason, the employee has been wrongfully terminated. It sounds simple, but because the law is constantly changing and private-sector employees do not always understand their rights, wrongful termination is very complex.
At Mesirow & Fink, we have over three decades of experience handling complex employment law issues, including wrongful termination claims. Steven Fink and our team of lawyers and staff can explain your legal rights and options if you were wrongfully discharged.
Serving Victims of Wrongful Termination
We want to hear your story, and will respond to e-mail inquiries. Our firm is committed to offering traditional legal services that focus on personalized, caring attention for every client. We will provide you with a clear explanation of the law as it applies to your unique wrongful termination story.
In its most basic sense, wrongful termination means that an employee was fired for an illegal reason such as discrimination. Examples include wrongful discharge:
- Based on the employee’s race, gender, disability, age, religion or sexual orientation
- In retaliation for whistleblowing, such as reporting employer fraud or other illegal activities
- For protesting violations of law, such as labor law violations
- For refusing to commit an illegal act
- For testifying in a grand jury proceeding or for jury duty
Many governmental employees are protected from wrongful discharge by union agreements, civil service systems and federal civil rights laws. However, most private-sector employees are “at will.” This means that the employee can be fired for a good reason, a bad reason or no reason at all, as long as the true reason is not a violation of the employee’s civil rights or violation of state or federal law.
Your Guide Through the Process of Reporting Wrongful Termination
Federal law has a very short timeline for filing a claim after reporting wrongful termination. California law allows a longer period of time. There are certain steps you must take to file a claim against an employer. We can help you navigate this process, so contact us as soon as you believe your employer has wrongfully discriminated against you. Our firm can help protect your rights and get you the justice you deserve after a wrongful termination.
Contact Our Employment Law Attorney at Mesirow & Fink
If you believe you were a victim of wrongful termination, contact Steven Fink and our employment law team at Mesirow & Fink in San Jose. We can be reached by calling 408-286-1200 or by filling out the e-mail form on our Contact Us page.