If you’ve been fired from a job in California and think you were unfairly dismissed, you’ve probably got a lot of questions. Continue reading to learn the answers. You can also call The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 562-222-0146 to talk with a knowledgeable employment law expert.
In California, how long do I have to file a wrongful termination lawsuit?
It all depends on why you were dismissed in the first place. You must file within the statute of limitations in California. If the wrongful termination was due to a breach of an implied oral contract, you will have two years to submit a claim. If the matter was a wrongful termination in violation of public policy, the same rules apply.
Whistleblower wrongful termination, WARN Act wrongful termination, and wrongful termination in violation of the Fair Employment and Housing Act have a three-year statute of limitations. A whistleblower who was wrongfully terminated under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, on the other hand, has only 180 days to file a complaint with the Department of Labor.
What is the procedure for filing a lawsuit in California for wrongful termination?
If you feel your employer dismissed you unfairly, there are two measures you should pursue right immediately. To begin, speak with a wrongful termination lawyer who can advise you on your options. Second, acquire and keep evidence to back up your claims. This includes any written paperwork from your company, as well as copies of job performance reports and anything else that could be useful.
What kinds of losses am I entitled to recover?
That depends on the extent of your injuries. For example, your lawsuit would very certainly entail lost pay and benefits, which are the amounts that the company should have given you if you hadn’t been fired wrongly. Note that if you were able to find equivalent work elsewhere, this sum will be decreased.
You may also be entitled to compensation for damages resulting from your pain and suffering. You might be able to get your legal expenses reimbursed. Punitive damages may be given if your employer was exceptionally egregious in their actions. They are solely used to penalize the employer and are not based on particular damages.
What happens after you file a wrongful termination lawsuit?
Making contact with a lawyer. We deal with issues like these all the time at The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker. We are pleased to begin with a free legal consultation in which we will go over all of your choices and tell you what to expect going ahead. Call us right now at 562-222-0146 to learn more about your legal options.