Wrongful Termination & Severance Negotiations

Have you been wrongfully fired?  Have you been harassed at work? Did you stand up for yourself and demand that your employer follow the law and then you were fired?  Did you take medical leave and then were demoted or fired? Have you been fired or laid off after being harassed or discriminated against and thought that something was fishy? Did you blow the whistle and got fired as a result?  Do you need help negotiating a severance package that is fair for you? If so, you aren’t alone, but you do need help.

It’s tough out there today and your job is critical, and getting fired is an entirely different situation than it was even five years ago. Likewise, being harassed by the boss for an illegal reason is gut-wrenching and makes you not want to go to work. It’s like facing a bully at school. Your stomach aches, your palms sweat, you shake, you get headaches and all sorts of other aches and pains as you drive to work.  An unrelenting and discriminating boss can turn your world upside down, affect your health, and change how you interact with your family and loved ones. If this is happening to you, call me immediately.

Wrongful Termination

California is an at-will employment state.  This means that employees can generally be fired at the will of their employer for any reason, but not for an illegal reason. Wrongful termination occurs when an employer fires an employee for an unlawful reason. A wrongful termination claim can be based on several theories, such as breach of an employment contract, discrimination, harassment or a retaliation for the employee reporting unlawful work practices (whistleblower).

There are various forms of wrongful termination. If you have experienced a situation similar to the ones below, call me today.

  • Being fired while on a medical or pregnancy leave
  • Being retaliated against after reporting unlawful discrimination or harassment
  • Being retaliated against for complaining about an unlawful workplace practice


If you feel that you have been wrongfully terminated, please contact me today for a free confidential consultation at (805) 383-4131. I will listen to your story in strictest confidence and let you know if I can help.

There are limited time periods (deadlines) for filing claims that apply to legal matters. If you do not file in a timely manner with the appropriate internal office, outside agency or civil court, you may lose the right to seek redress for the claim. You should seek the advice of counsel to ascertain all of the applicable time periods.

You should immediately consult with an experienced attorney to learn more about what you can do to protect your rights and when the deadlines (statutes of limitation) expire in your specific case.

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Employment Lawyer Lou Kreuzer

I've been practicing Employment and Labor Law since 1994. If you have been wrongfully treated at work or if you are an employer with some concerns, call me. I am here to help.

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