California law makes it unlawful for an employer to discriminate against an employee because of race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sex, age, or sexual orientation. It is also unlawful to discriminate against an employee because of her pregnancy. A claim for unlawful discrimination may arise where (a) the employee is a member of a protected class, (b) the employee was subject to an adverse employment action ( i.e., a termination, demotion, denial of promotion, etc.), and (c) the employee’s protected status (i.e., his or her race, gender, religion, etc.) was a motivating reasons for the adverse employment action. Victims of wrongful termination can seek compensation for lost wages, benefits, emotional distress and, in some cases, punitive damages.
We have extensive experience both prosecuting and defending wrongful termination lawsuits. Contact our office today at (626) 808-HELP (4357) for a free, no obligation case evaluation.