How do I file a wrongful termination lawsuit in California?

A California employee who is fired for illegal reasons can file a wrongful termination lawsuit against their employer to recover damages. Filing a wrongful termination claim is a multi-step process that involves following specific guidelines so that you do not lose your right to take legal action.

One of the first things you should do after being fired is to gather as much evidence and information as possible to support your wrongful termination claim. This includes documentation, emails, notes, employee handbooks, contact information of coworkers and anything else that can help prove your firing was unlawful.

If you suspect you have been wrongfully terminated, you should contact an experienced employment law attorney right away. The lawyer will evaluate the details of your case and guide you through your legal options for pursuing compensation, along with answering all of your questions.

The next step is to file a claim with the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing or the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Your lawyer will handle all the paperwork for you. If the agencies decide against moving forward with your case, or if you disagree with their suggested resolution, they will give you a Notice of Right to Sue. Your wrongful termination attorney can then file a lawsuit against your employer in civil court.

There are important time limits involved with filing a wrongful termination lawsuit. When you contact Erlich Law Firm, you can be confident that your claim will be handled promptly and your rights will be protected.

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