Being terminated by an employer is an emotional experience, especially under false accusations. When someone at your company lies about your honesty, integrity, or behavior and their accusations cost you your position, it is essential that you consult an experienced attorney to assess your legal options.
Depending on the circumstances of your termination, a skilled employment attorney at Blackstone Law may be able to help. We evaluate the details of your claim and the facts associated with your termination to determine what legal recourse you may have. Our experienced team of attorneys have a track record of success, recovering multi-million-dollar settlements and verdicts for victims wronged by injustice.
How Termination Under False Accusations Affects At-Will Employment in California
At-will employment state, California allows your employer to terminate you at any time for any reason.. The law does not require employers to provide any reasons for termination. However, the skilled attorneys at Blackstone can assess the facts of your termination to see whether an exception may apply to you. If you believe you have been terminated under false accusations, an exception to at-will may apply to you – entitling you to compensation. . Consult with an attorney at Blackstone.
Contract of Employment
Your employer may have violated a set or implied employment contract if any of the following apply to your termination under false accusations:
- You entered into your work arrangement through an authentic, written contract signed by you and your employer.
- Your employer made statements during the hiring process after suggesting that you would only be terminated under certain circumstances.
- Your employee handbook established policies and procedures that your employer would follow before terminating you.
- You belong to a labor union with a collective bargaining agreement.
Speak with an experienced California employment attorney at Blackstone Law if you believe your employer violated your contract of employment when terminating you for false accusations. We will thoroughly consider the details of your case and determine your best legal options moving forward.
Discrimination or Harassment
If you believe you were terminated due to false accusations, your legal rights may have been violated. California laws prohibit unjust treatment based on a worker’s race, nationality, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, age, and more.
If your employer’s true reason for terminating your employment was based on any of the above and the false accusation was merely a cover-up for unlawful discriminatory reasons, then you may be able to hold your employer accountable for wrongful termination. With the help of an experienced wrongful termination lawyer at Blackstone Law, we can build a strategic case with persuasive evidence to support your claim.
Can You Sue for Defamation if an Employer Fires You Under False Accusations?
A defamatory statement or accusation is an untrue statement that can harm your career or reputation. Many statements made within the context of a workplace fall under communications made within the exclusive course of business and may not be eligible for a defamation claim. Speak with an experienced employment lawyer to assess whether the false accusations that led to your termination are unlawful.
Speak With an Experienced California Wrongful Termination Lawyer at Blackstone Law
If you have been terminated on the basis of false accusations, speak with an experienced employment lawyer at Blackstone Law for an assessment of your unique claim. We will evaluate the details of your termination and provide you with potential legal options, including whether you may sue for wrongful termination. We have recovered multi-million-dollar settlements for victims affected by employer injustice and are ready to fight for you.
At Blackstone Law, we have earned a reputation for aggressive, relentless, and client-oriented advocacy. Award-winning trial attorney Jonathan M. Genish is dedicated to protecting your employee rights and providing skilled legal guidance for recourse. Schedule a consultation today at (310) 956-4054 or fill out our contact form.