How Do You Prove Wrongful Termination?

Wrongful termination can be incredibly difficult to prove, but that does not mean that you should not have your case investigated if you believe that you were negligently fired from your job. You're fired

It is very hard to define what constitutes wrongful termination. If you are employed in an “at-will” state, like California, you may be able to file a lawsuit if you can prove that you were let go from your position over things like your age, disability or pregnancy.

Unfortunately, the burden of proving wrongful termination rests on former employees, so having evidence or documentation for your claim is important. If you believe that you have been wrongfully terminated from your job, you should contact our labor attorneys, who can investigate your case.

A recent wrongful termination case making headlines is that of a former field producer for CNN. According to the Huffington Post, Stanley Wilson, 51, worked for CNN for more than 17 years, out of the cable channel’s Los Angeles bureau.

During his time with the network, Wilson said that he applied to over a dozen jobs and was only given one promotion. According to his lawsuit, Wilson said that younger, less experienced, white employees were promoted to positions he sought.

In his lawsuit, Wilson alleges that he was terminated over his race, age and prior discrimination complaints that he voiced to the network. He is reportedly seeking more than $5 million in damages.

Can I File a Wrongful Termination Lawsuit?

If you believe that you have lost your job illegally, contact our lawyers today. Remember, in most cases, there are time limits as to when you can file a wrongful termination claim. If we believe that you have a case, we will aggressively pursue your claim and seek compensation for lost wages, lost job benefits and emotional suffering.

If you have experienced issues like discrimination at work or wrongful termination, call us to discuss your options.

Kesluk, Silverstein & Jacob—Los Angeles employment attorneys