If you have been wrongfully terminated from your job in Silicon Valley, you need experienced legal counsel, who understands the patterns and practices of technology companies.
There are many different reasons why an employee may be wrongfully terminated, but two of the most common include discrimination, based on protected classifications (such as race, sex, age, or religious affiliation), and whistleblower retaliation.
If you are a victim of wrongful termination in Silicon Valley, it is important to contact an experienced attorney.
If you have been fired from your job, or feel you are in danger of losing your job, it is important to contact a wrongful termination lawyer in Silicon Valley as soon as possible. The Law Office of Scott Herndon can help you assess your case and determine whether you have a valid claim. As a former Stanford and UC faculty member, with countless former students working in the Valley, Scott and his co-counsel David Wolf have experience negotiating better severance packages with technology companies on behalf of our clients.
Of course, wrongful termination can happen in any type of company, but it seems to be more common in the tech industry, as the common dictum, “break it to make it” often results in companies flouting the laws and regulations that govern employment. Though employment is considered “at-will” in California—meaning an employee can be fired at any time, for no reason at all—there are some important exceptions to this rule, such as when an employee is fired for discriminatory or retaliatory reasons.
If you have been wrongfully terminated from your job in California, it is important to contact experienced counsel as soon as possible. We can help you assess your case and determine whether you have a valid wrongful termination claim.
How Much Is a Wrongful Termination In California Worth?
In California, wrongful termination is a case of unpaid compensation, so back pay will be included in damages. The backpay includes any missed earnings due to the unfair dismissal, as well as any benefits the employee was entitled to. An unpaid wage lawsuit may use incentives as compensation.
If the wrongful termination claim is found to be valid, your former employer may also be required to compensate you for your attorneys fees and court costs. In addition to punitive damages, the court may impose them on the former employer as a correction and/or penalty, so that the company, and others, are not dissauded from repeating their illegal behavior in the future.
We provide free consultations for employees in Silicon Valley
Based in Berkeley, California, The Law Office of Scott R. Herndon is a nationally-recognized, specialty law firm. We represent employees across California, from the Bay Area to Southern California, who have been illegally or impermissibly treated at work. Scott R. Herndon’s experience as a philosopher, faculty member, athlete, and author makes him different from other personal injury lawyers. We are devoted to paying extraordinary attention to every one of our clients.
If you wish to discuss the conditions of your employment relationship, call 415.360.5477 or contact us online for a free consultation.