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How to file a Wrongful Termination Suit in California

Posted by Eric Kingsley | Oct 03, 2013 | 0 Comments

When you feel you've been a victim of wrongful termination in the state of California you have three years from the date of the incident to file a civil action. You can also file a private lawsuit, but before doing so, you must file a claim with the EEOC.  It can be difficult to prove, particularly with California's “at will” employment policy so we've put together some tips on what to do if you are considering filing a wrongful termination suit.

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Tips for filing a Wrongful Termination Suit

  1. Find your employment contract, if you have one. Review it and look for language about termination.
  2. Review your employee handbook, policy manuals, and other documentation that could indicate an implied contract between you and the employer. An implied contract could entitle you to notice or severance pay.
  3. Document the details of your termination.
    • Include dates of notifications – when, where, and how you were notified and by whom.  Make sure to document everyone who was involved.
    • Gather all paperwork and emails relating to the situation.
  4. Hire an experienced attorney to argue your case on your behalf.

At Kingsley & Kingsley, we have helped many California clients fight Wrongful Termination claims.  We know the details of the law in California and want to help you.  Take advantage of our free consultation to discuss how we can help. Don't wait; call us toll free at 888-500-8469.

About the Author

Eric Kingsley

In practice since 1996, the firm's lawyer and co-founder, Eric B. Kingsley, has litigated complex cases and written numerous appeals in state and federal courts on behalf of the California law firm Kingsley & Kingsley, including More than 150 collective actions. Mr. Kingsley focuses his practice ...


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