Wrongful termination in Sacramento is a very serious offense. If an employer does not take the appropriate actions, they can be charged with a wrongful termination. An employer being charged with wrongful termination in Sacramento will face serious consequences. Know the laws and your rights. Wrongful termination is a legal phrase, describing a situation in which an employee’s contract of employment has been terminated by the employer in circumstances where the termination breaches one or more terms of the contract of employment, or a statute provision in employment law. It follows that the scope for wrongful termination varies according to the terms of the employment contract, and varies by jurisdiction. Note that the absence of a formal contract of employment does not preclude wrongful termination in jurisdictions in which a de facto contract is taken to exist by virtue of the employment relationship. Terms of such a contract may include obligations and rights outlined in an employee handbook. Being terminated for any of the items listed below may constitute wrongful termination:

  • Discrimination: The employer cannot terminate employment because the employee is a certain race, nationality, religion, sex, age, or in some jurisdictions, sexual orientation.
  • Retaliation: An employer cannot fire an employee because the employee filed a claim of discrimination or is participating in an investigation for discrimination. In the United States, this “retaliation” is forbidden under civil rights law.
  • Employee’s refusal to commit an illegal act: An employer is not permitted to fire an employee because the employee refuses to commit an act that is illegal.
  • Employer is not following own termination procedures: Often, the employee handbook or company policy outlines a procedure that must be followed before an employee is terminated. If the employer fires an employee without following this procedure, the employee may have a claim for wrongful termination.

Wrongful termination in Sacramento will tend to arise first as a claim by the employee so dismissed. Many jurisdictions provide tribunals or courts which will hear actions for wrongful dismissal. A proven wrongful termination in Sacramento will tend to lead to two main remedies: reinstatement of the dismissed employee, and/or monetary compensation for the wrongfully dismissed.

Wrongful Termination in Sacramento Attorney

As an employee, it is important that you receive a fair case. Wrongful Termination in Sacramento is not an easy situation to deal with. Knowing the laws and your rights will be key to winning your case. Sean Gavin at Foos Gavin Law Firm has helped hundreds of employees that have been wrongfully terminated. Sean has won millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for them.  Sean Gavin will vigorously protect your rights.  He will ensure that the rights that you are entitled to are met. If you think that you are dealing with a wrongful termination in Sacramento, then contact us at 916-779-3500 or email Sean Gavin directly at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The first consultation is at no cost to you. We are here to represent you with your wrongful termination case. Call us today.