East Bay Lawyer Handling Wrongful Termination Claims

Wrongful termination is a uniquely challenging employment law issue. These personally and professionally frustrating situations begin when a worker feels the effects of employment law violations.

Perhaps you are noticing a disproportionate amount of disciplinary action against you at work. Maybe your hours are being cut because of "job performance." These are often red flags for an impending wrongful termination claim. Employees end up fired after their employers have worked hard to build a case for termination, even if that case was not justified. Our attorney handles wrongful termination claims in Berkeley and throughout the East Bay.

What is Wrongful Termination in California?

Most employees are "employees at will", unless you have a written employment agreement. "At will" means you can be fired for any reason or no reason at all, just as you can leave for any reason or no reason. You are wrongfully terminated if you are fired for a reason prohibited by law or in violation of public policy.

It is prohibited by law to terminate an employee based on:

  • Intentional or unintentional discrimination, which may be based on an employee's age, race, sex or another characteristic or group affiliation.
  • The employer's failure to act in accordance with the terms of an employment contract or severance agreement.
  • Employee actions that are protected by law (i.e., bringing forth information about wrongdoing in the workplace), which could be considered employer retaliation.

At Sabharwal Law Offices, we believe workers need a voice in these situations. They deserve to have their rights upheld and a fair chance for a just outcome. Our goal is to represent their interests and advise them of how to proceed so they retain the best chance for keeping their jobs and going to work in a safe and secure environment.

With more than 23 years of experience as a Berkeley, California, wrongful termination attorney, Sunena Sabharwal brings vast knowledge and strength in litigation to every case. She will work with you personally to address your concerns and uphold your rights in troubling wrongful discharge cases.

When Should I Approach My Boss About Wrongdoing At Work?

A case for wrongful termination is built on early action. When you see wrongdoing at work, it is important to tell your supervisor or human resources department, but you must do so in a strategic way. The way you handle yourself at this stage will greatly influence the type of result you achieve if wrongful termination occurs.

We can work with you early on to advise you on what steps to take while retaining your rights and any evidence that could be used in support of your claim.

You do not have to fight through this troubling experience on your own, and you do not have to lose your job. We can give you a clear path toward a more appropriate work environment that is free from harassment, discrimination, retaliation and unethical behavior.

Contact Our Employment Law Attorney

Contact us online or by telephone at 510-969-2109 to arrange an initial consultation with an experienced lawyer.