What is Wrongful Termination Exactly


When might you need a wrongful termination lawyer? California law states that wrongful termination occurs when an employer or business owner terminates an employee in a manner against company regulations and policies, or the employer’s contract.

The key challenges you may face are in determining whether your termination was conducted illegally. At Colby Law Firm, we can help you understand the context behind your termination and whether it was done legally.

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What Qualifies as Wrongful Termination

Wrongful termination can take many forms. Unfair dismissal based on sexual orientation or dismissal for reporting inappropriate behavior (as a form of retaliation) are some examples of wrongful termination.

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If a person loses their job due to their age, gender, race, or religion, that is a form of employment discrimination. This practice poses a problem, as some companies neglect diversity and inclusivity.

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Individuals who have their contract terminated for any kind of physical and/or emotional harassment should take action by consulting a lawyer for wrongful termination.

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Retaliation is recurrent in many employment circumstances. Keep evidence from emails, calls, and texts if you have them; they can help your case.

Why Choose Colby Law Firm?


At Colby Law Firm, we’re dedicated to ensuring all employees have the knowledge and power to fight back against employers who have wrongfully terminated them. We can provide a Los Angeles wrongful termination attorney who understands the law and can help you get proper recompense.

Our firm’s attorneys are both graduates of Loyola Law School and have over 30 years of combined experience to represent working individuals who have been mistreated at work.

What Sets Us Apart From Other Wrongful Termination Lawyers in Los Angeles

Colby Law Firm was created by some of the most passionate employment lawyers in Los Angeles. We’re vigilant in ensuring that workers understand and exercise their rights to work in environments free of discrimination and hatred. A Los Angeles wrongful termination lawyer from Colby Law Firm will fight alongside you to ensure your voice is heard and help you to move forward in your life and in your career.

1. Honesty and Transparency

You can expect complete honesty and transparency from a Colby Law Firm wrongful termination lawyer. Los Angeles residents deserve to know everything about their working rights. We aim to provide that information and can help to explain every step along the way.

2. Direct Line of Communication

You won’t get left in the dark when working with Colby Law Firm. Our lawyers for wrongful termination establish direct lines of communication, so you always have somebody available to answer your questions.

3. (Proven) Extensive Track Record of Success

At Colby Law Firm, we don’t just talk the talk. We walk the walk. Our attorneys have over 30 years of combined experience and a proven track record of success. Experience is key for a wrongful termination lawyer, and Los Angeles residents have access to that experience within our firm.

How We Can Help?

Working with an unlawful termination lawyer from Colby Law Firm means you’re informed and protected from the first step in your process. We offer free consultations where we analyze your case and help you understand your options. If you choose to work with us, we will build your case and take it all the way to an agreement or verdict on your behalf.

Finding the Right Wrongful Termination Lawyer.


Finding reliable legal representation you can trust to represent you is crucial. You want a wrongful termination attorney in Los Angeles to be willing and able to take a case to trial if your initial settlement offer is far too low. Your legal representative must take your wrongful termination seriously.

Employment law breaches and unfair dismissal can be devastating. Only legal professionals with decades of experience in employment law should handle a wrongful termination case. The competent wrongful termination attorneys at Colby Law Firm can get you the compensation you deserve.

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Contact Colby Law Firm and Get a Free Evaluation


At Colby Law Firm, your case will be in the hands of experienced wrongful termination attorneys in Los Angeles with access to our firm’s vast resources. Companies typically fight lawsuits related to wrongful termination, so this could be a lengthy process.

Colby Law Firm aims to keep you reassured when dealing with former employers. Let a wrongful termination lawyer from our firm guide you through the process and advise you on the next steps. For a free case evaluation, contact us today.

Frequently Asked Questions

How to Sue for Wrongful Termination?

If you believe you’ve been the victim of wrongful termination you need a wrongful termination attorney. Los Angeles workers also face the burden of proof and must provide written evidence of their illegal termination.

With evidence gathered and an attorney retained, next is filing your claim. Your attorney will advise on where to file, once the case is filed, attorneys on both sides enter a discovery period. During the trial, both parties present evidence to a judge and jury of their peers. The jury and judge decide on the trial’s outcome and any compensation due if you win your claim.

How Do You Prove Wrongful Termination?

To prove wrongful termination occurred based on things such as race, gender, or pregnancy for example. Proof is needed, such as a personnel file related to when you clocked in/out, performance reviews, emails, and statements from colleagues/supervisors which can help disprove an employer’s claim that you were fired for performance-related issues.

Employers may say they fired you because of misconduct, poor performance, or consistent absences from the workplace. But If none of these reasons are true you need to work with an unlawful termination lawyer to provide proof for your case and advise on the best type of proof to use in your case.

What Qualifies as Wrongful Termination?

Wrongful termination qualifies when an employer fires you in any way that violates the company’s policies, and without a legal cause or without proper notice. Examples include:

Whistleblowing: An employee reports their employer for breaking the law.
Discrimination related to age, race, gender, national origin, or sexual preference.
Public Policy Violations: if you refuse any order from an employer to break the law.
Taking Family Medical Leave for a medical emergency.
Mass Layoffs without providing appropriate notice.

These are not the only instances that qualify as wrongful termination in Los Angeles. Wrongful Termination lawyers from Colby Law Firm can help determine if your firing was illegal.

How Much Can You Sue for Wrongful Termination?

This depends on a large range of factors, including the nature of your wrongful termination and the role you served in. Compensation can range from several thousand dollars to several million.

According to NOLO, those who file claims without the help of lawyers have only a 30% chance of winning their cases. Those who hire an appropriate legal professional see this possibility rise to 64%. In all cases, having an experienced lawyer by your side at the cost of Contingency fees, hourly pay, or combination structures increases the chances of winning your case and usually results in receiving more compensation.


What Our Clients Say

Joella Still
November 11, 2021.
It’s truly been a pleasure working with Aaron and the women on his team. I will definitely be referring people to them simply because they not only handled this matter professionally, but also empathetically during a really hard time for me. Dealing with wrongful termination and discrimination and especially during a global pandemic, it was really important to find an employment attorney who could understand the situation, the subtleties, nuances, etc. The case was resolved relatively quickly and I felt that they really put in the time to end up with a favorable outcome. If you choose them, you’re really in great hands.
Sajaad Shah
October 16, 2021.
Colby Law Firm got me the results I wanted, quickly. They managed my expectations properly and exceeded them in the end. They are the best employment attorneys I know, and I strongly recommend them for anyone who has questions about harassment, discrimination or wrongful termination.
Roberto Gutierrez
August 24, 2021.
Aaron and his team did an amazing job representing me. They worked really hard for me and got me a larger settlement than I had expected. They were professional, caring, and very responsive. They kept me in the loop on what was happening and if I needed help or had a question, they were very quick to respond.
Ashley Chejade-Bloom
June 8, 2021.
Aaron Colby is the best employment attorney, who will get you the results you want, every time - he is a person you want on your team. He is extremely responsive and truly cares about the businesses (and founders) he represents. I strongly recommend Colby Law Firm to anyone who has questions about harassment, discrimination or wrongful termination.
Aaron Baker
June 5, 2021.
The Colby Law Firm are the best employment attorneys. They’re a great firm for anyone who has questions about harassment, discrimination or wrongful termination. Their candid and direct approach to educating their clients sets them apart from other firms.
Jeffrey Greenblatt
June 5, 2021.
Colby Law Firm is simply remarkable. Their employment attorneys are efficient and effective, and you always know you have the sharper advocate on your side in all employment law issues (such as discrimination, harassment, unpaid wages, wrongful termination, etc). Highly recommend this law firm for anyone who needs a candid assessment with any employer/employee issues they face.
Julie Hall
June 4, 2021.
I have been practicing labor and employment law for over 35 years. I have represented both employees and employers over the years. I only represent employers at this point in my career, so I send all referrals for representation of employees to Aaron. He is simply the best.
Matt Weisbarth
June 3, 2021.
Colby Law Firm got me the results i wanted, quickly. They managed my expectations properly and exceeded them at the end. They are the best employment attorneys I know, and I strongly recommend them for anyone with potential claims against their employer.
Jeffrey Goldman
June 3, 2021.
My experience with Colby Law Firm was great. They are the best employment attorneys I know, and I strongly recommend them for anyone who has questions about harassment, discrimination or wrongful termination.

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Colby Law Firm

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Aaron Colby is a California employment lawyer who knows how to resolve disputes. After 15 years representing companies, he started Colby Law Firm to represent employees. Aaron’s perspective and experience from being “on the other side” gives him an edge. Aaron brings his practical, focused, and relentless approach to helping employees protect their rights.

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Aaron Colby
Lead Attorney and Founder Colby Law