A Wrongful Termination Lawyer Can Help You Choose the Right Course of Action
Losing your job can be incredibly stressful, especially if you were fired due to discrimination or retaliation, or if your termination violated the terms of your employment contract. At Hoge Law Firm, we can determine if you have been wrongfully terminated, if your severance was mishandled, and whether legal action will benefit you. Charlie Hoge has over 30 years of experience as a wrongful termination lawyer in San Diego, CA, and can help you to collect the compensation you need and deserve.
Should You File a Lawsuit?
Depending on the circumstances, it may be in your best interest to file a wrongful termination lawsuit. However, it is important to understand that it is not always advisable to seek legal recourse. California is an at-will state, meaning that an employee can be disciplined or terminated by an employer without reason. However, the exceptions to at-will employment nearly swallow the rule, and many employees may have breach of contract claims or claims grounded in violations of law by the employer such as discrimination or retaliation. Wrongful termination cases can become extremely long and involved, providing very limited benefits once resolved. Hoge Law Firm can review your case to recommend the best course of action.
Discrimination can involve firing an employee because of his or her religion, sexual orientation, ethnicity, or political affiliation. Unfortunately, it can be especially difficult to prove. In order to build a strong case, you may need significant time to prepare and gather evidence. This process can lead to substantial stress and expenses that are not easily balanced once the case has been settled. During your consultation, we can review the details of your case and help you to understand what to expect if you decide to file suit.
Many companies will provide severance as compensation for your loss of employment. However, you may feel that the benefits included in your severance package were not sufficient or appropriate. If you are offered a severance package, you have the right to think about the offer and have a lawyer review it before you accept. It can be extremely difficult to negotiate or reach a new settlement with your previous employer if you have already accepted an offered package.
Experienced, Dedicated Counsel
Many lawyers will accept these cases without warning clients about the time, expense, and emotional toll they can take. However, you can depend on Hoge Law to conduct an expert analysis of your case and provide an honest recommendation of how to proceed.
"In many cases, Hoge Law Firm has been able to negotiate additional severance pay or other benefits to protect our clients and compensate for their experiences and termination."
During a consultation with Charlie Hoge, he can thoroughly review your proposed severance agreement and case. Depending on the circumstances, he may recommend renegotiating the agreement or taking the case to court. With his proven track record of handling wrongful termination cases, he can help you understand the process you will face and the likeliest outcome. In many cases, Hoge Law Firm has been able to negotiate additional severance pay or other benefits to compensate for clients' experiences and termination. These negotiations can also help to avoid lengthy legal proceedings.