Aggressive Lawyer for Wrongful Termination Cases in Oakland
The laws and statutes surrounding employment are multifaceted. At the Law offices of James E. Latimer, we are well-versed with the nuances of the law and can explain how everything pertains to your case in Oakland. Even though California is an “at-will” state, employers are prohibited from letting employees go for a number of reasons, including:
- Discrimination based on race, age, sex, sexual orientation, religion, etc.
- Employee reporting unethical or illegal conduct (whistleblowing) within an organization
- Employer retribution for filing an accident report or making a workers’ compensation claim
- Employee taking family or medical leave
- Employee participation in jury duty, military service or political office
As a citizen of the United States, you are granted certain rights. If you are fired for exercising these rights, speak with a wrongful termination attorney to determine if you are eligible for severance packages, unemployment insurance or punitive damages.
In today’s economy, the financial effects of wrongful discharge don’t just stop with lost wages. They extend to health insurance coverage, retirement benefits, bonuses and other types of compensation. The longer it takes to find another job, the more stressful the situation becomes financially.
Help for Union Employees Who Are Fired Due to Discrimination
The law is even more complex if you are a member of a union. Unionized employees typically have contractual protection from wrongful termination, but may have to file a grievance with the union and go to arbitration rather than court. Discriminatory-based termination cases, however, can be tried in court with the help of a lawyer.
Serving Concord & Surrounding Areas
If you believe you were wrongfully terminated by an employer located in Oakland, Concord or Richmond, contact the Law Offices of James E. Latimer at 510-444-6555 to schedule a consultation. You may specifically request an appointment with our workers’ compensation attorney or another lawyer. Your first visit is free, and we don’t charge you for subsequent appointments unless you are awarded a settlement.
Law Offices of James E. Latimer
1970 Broadway, Suite 450
Oakland, CA 94612
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