While analyzing any wrongful termination claim, a lawyer considers an array of elements. Thus, your wrongful termination attorney will look for information seemingly showing that, despite you being dismissed for a reason or no reason, the dismissal violated the law. Certainly, any competent Los Angeles employment law firm should guide you through the entire legal process, but it helps for you to be familiar with the facts that come into play in determining the legal validity of your claims if you think your former employer violated the law when they fired you.   

Below are typical legal fundamentals influential in wrong termination cases: 

Contractual Relationship 

The majority of workers in the US work on an at-will basis, implying that no contract exists between them and their employer, and ultimately, their employment may be terminated for any legal reason or none. Yet, when your job is secured by a legal contract, any firing violates the law if it also violates the contract's terms. In addition, when your contract explicitly stipulates cause for potential termination, any firing is illegal if it does not adhere to the stipulations.  

Official Dismisal Policy of Your Employer 

There might be particular policies stipulating discipline procedures from employer to employer. You can have an attorney look into whether your boss had a discipline policy that they violated in your termination case. In any context where a company circumvented their own discipline policy in dismissing a worker, there's a chance they contravened an implied contract. 

Unfair Treatment 

If there are specific factors behind your dismissal, for instance productivity-related shortcomings, your wrongful termination attorney will try to determine if any of your colleagues with the same shortcomings got fired. In case your lawyer can't pinpoint any of your fellow employees that got dismissed for considerations similar to yours, they'll strive to obtain evidence to the effect that discriminatory treatment was the basis of the termination if you belong to a legally-protected racial, ethnic, age, or sexual orientation group.  If that's the situation, your lawyer will work to prove that the reasons your employer gave for your sacking are false. Typically, a false reason for termination is known as a "pretext" if the employer utilizes it as a cover for the actual, unlawful cause.    


If you got fired for reporting an illegality your employer was committing, there's a chance you have a valid relation claim. Regardless of any possible determination that the reported issues was not illegal, a whistleblower that acted in good faith is strongly backed by employment laws.       


Your employment attorney can study your claim and find evidence to compel your employer to compensated for their unfair treatment to you.