Aryeh Leichter, the Los Angeles employment law attorney at the Leichter Law Firm, APC, knows that proving that you were fired in violation of public policy in California can be challenging, as it typically involves demonstrating that your termination was based on actions or protected rights that are considered against public policy.
To establish such a claim, you generally need to prove multiple elements.
Identify the Public Policy Violation
Determine the specific public policy that you believe was violated by your termination. This may involve identifying a law, regulation, or public policy designed to protect the interests of the public or individual rights.
Show That You Engaged in a Protected Activity
Prove that you engaged in a protected activity, such as reporting an illegal activity, exercising your rights, or refusing to participate in an unlawful or unethical action.
Establish a Causal Connection Between the Activity and Your Termination
Demonstrate a direct causal connection between your protected activity and your termination. You must show that you were fired for your protected activity and not for some other lawful reason.
Document Your Case
Collect evidence that supports your claim, like emails, text messages, witness statements, performance evaluations, or any documentation related to your termination.
Consult Legal Counsel
Seek the advice of an experienced employment attorney who can help you evaluate the strength of your case and guide you through the legal process. An attorney can help you gather evidence, identify legal remedies, and navigate the complexities of employment law.
Follow Appropriate Legal Procedures
Depending on the circumstances and the nature of your claim, you may need to follow specific procedures or file complaints with relevant government agencies, like the California Civil Rights Department (CRD) or the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).
Contact the Leichter Law Firm, APC For Help
Contact Aryeh Leichter, the Leichter Law Firm, APC founder, and employment law attorney in Los Angeles County today by calling (818)-915-6624 or contacting the firm online. He can provide guidance tailored to your situation, help you assess the merits of your case, and advise you on the most appropriate course of action to seek a legal remedy if you believe you were fired in violation of public policy.