Wrongful Termination Of Business Executives
Business executives often feel untouchable in their positions of power within a company. They are driving forces behind successful businesses. They make difficult decisions. They are hired for their leadership abilities and business acumen.
Executives rise to the top of their organizations, often among stiff competition and against great odds.
Which is why a job termination comes as such a surprise.
Worse, sometimes executives are fired for illegal or discriminatory reasons.
It is important to remember that presidents, vice presidents, CEOs, CMOs and senior executives are protected by the same state and federal laws as other workers.
At Bononi Law Group, LLP, we represent business executives who have been illegally fired. If you believe that you are victim to wrongful termination and wish to speak to an employment attorney, please call 213-550-5503.
Do I Have A Case?
If you have been fired for what you believe is a discriminatory reason, or if you have been fired after reporting illegal actions by your employer (fraud or discrimination at the company, for example), you may have a wrongful termination case.
If you believe that you were fired for another reason that seems unfair or illegal, it is advisable to speak to an employment law attorney about your case. Discussing the circumstances of your firing with an attorney can be helpful as you plan your next steps.
If you were laid off during a company reorganization and you suspect that your employer was targeting a specific group of employees (older employees, for example), you should talk to an attorney as soon as possible.
Remember: If something regarding your termination seems wrong, it is important to seek answers. Employers should be held accountable when they illegally fire employees or otherwise violate the law.
California is an at-will employment state. This means that an employer can fire an employee at any time for any reason, except if the reason is discriminatory in nature.
For example, an employer can fire an employee for poor job performance or a bad attitude. But an employer cannot fire an employee because he or she is over age 50, identifies as transgender or is of a certain religion.
Business executives in California are at-will employees and are protected by state and federal employment laws.
Remember: If you believe you were wrongfully fired, you have rights — even if you are an at-will employee in California.
The Importance Of Prompt Legal Action
If you are a corporate executive who has been fired, and you believe that your termination is unlawful, it is important to take prompt legal action.
These are complex cases, and the financial stakes are high. Many executives have spent their careers working toward an executive level position. When that position abruptly ends, it is important to take action.
Bononi Law Group, LLP, is not afraid to go up against large corporations and companies and organizations in an effort to protect the rights of clients. We have obtained millions of dollars in compensation on behalf of clients.