Spanish-Speaking Wrongful Termination Attorney in San Diego

San Diego, California is the home to roughly 1.39 million people. Almost 50% of the San Diego population—more than 690,000 people—are employees. With being employed comes the risk of being fired. Most employers have workplace policies and procedures that employees are expected to adhere to at all times. If the employee does not follow the employer’s policy and procedures, it is likely that he or she will be fired. In the case that the employee is not following rules or working properly, then the employer can rightfully terminate the employee. However, some employers seem to terminate their employees for no valid reason. Rather, employees are terminated based on some attribute that is not even remotely associated with their work performance. This is called wrongful termination.

In the case of wrongful termination, employees have the right to take legal action against their employer. Many people choose to take a legal route; unfortunately, many others do nothing and allow their employee to get away with illegally firing them. Why would employees choose not to exercise their right to sue their employers? Regrettably, many people are uninformed of their rights as workers. Let us consider the population is San Diego. There are a total of 1.39 million people living in the city; more than 425,000 people are Hispanic. More than 40% of the population in San Diego speaks a language other than English. Also, there are about 21% native Spanish speakers in San Diego. Many people simply never learned English or learned only the basics of the language. If they needed legal assistance, they probably would hesitate in going to one of the many law firms in the city that only provides service in English.

These members of the Spanish speaking community are the people who do not have access to legal representation in their language. Normandie Law Firm understands that the entire San Diego community—regardless of language—must have equal access to legal assistance. Because of this, Normandie Law Firm provides the community with Spanish speaking wrongful termination attorneys in San Diego. The attorneys at Normandie Law Firm are dedicated to providing the best legal assistance in the city—all while speaking Spanish.

The following sections contain general information about wrongful termination. In no way should this information substitute a consultation with an attorney in San Diego who speaks Spanish. Contact a Spanish law firm as soon as possible to receive information regarding your specific case.

Termination—When Does It Become Wrongful Termination?
Under California Law, employees cannot be terminated for refusing to violate the law, performing a statutory obligation or report, exercising a statutory right or privilege, and reporting a violation to a governmental entity. Child care providers, caregivers, counselors, medical examiners, healthcare providers, police, teachers, coaches, and social workers—for example—all are mandated reporters. This means that they must report any suspicion of abuse. If anyone with any of the mentioned jobs was fired after reporting abuse, their termination would be considered wrongful because they performed a statutory report. If any employee applies for workers’ compensation and is fired due to the request, their termination would be considered wrongful because they were exercising a statutory right or privilege.  Whatever the reason, an employee cannot be terminated.

Employees also cannot be fired based on personal characteristics. Both federal and state protections are in place to ensure that employees have fair treatment in the workplace. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 protects employees from being terminated based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. The Age Discrimination in Employment Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act further expand federal protections. The Age Discrimination in Employment Act states that employers cannot fire employees who are over the age of 40 based solely on their age. Likewise, the Americans with Disabilities Act prohibits employers from terminating employees based on disability. The Fair Labor Standard Act is in place to protect employees from termination after requesting workers’ compensation. Combined, these acts offer a broader protection to employees than just Title VII alone. At the state level, the Fair Employment and Housing Act covers a wide spectrum of protection. In California, the Fair Employment and Housing Act prohibits employers from terminating their employees based on all of the following: gender, pregnancy, age, disability, national origin, sexual orientation, or marital status.

Unfortunately, many employers are unaware of these protections. These employees do not contact the appropriate agencies to address these issues. Employees can make contact on the federal level with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission or the state level with the Department of Fair Employment and Housing. Both agencies can conduct internal investigations into the issue. Employees do not have to go through these agencies, however. Employees who were wrongfully terminated can sue their employer directly. If the employee wishes to sue independently, he or she must request the right to sue from either the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission or the Department of Fair Employment and Housing—wherever the employee reported the incident. Then, he or she should hire an attorney experienced in handling wrongful termination cases.

Compensation for Wrongful Termination
If you were wrongfully terminated, you likely lost your only source of income. When you file a lawsuit for wrongful termination, you might find that you are eligible to receive compensation. The type and amount of compensation that you receive will depend on the specific details of your case. Compensation for wrongful termination usually includes lost wages, lost benefits, costs associated with looking for a new job, and the emotional distress that arose from the wrongful termination. For additional information on the type of compensation you might be eligible to receive, contact a San Diego wrongful termination attorney that speaks Spanish. You need an attorney with experience in getting clients all the compensation deserved.

We Speak Spanish at Normandie Law Firm
Normandie Law Firm is a Spanish speaking wrongful termination law firm ready to fight for the Spanish speaking community’s employee rights. If you experienced a wrongful termination in San Diego, you need immediate legal representation. All employees have rights that employers must respect. If you were wrongfully fired based on something that is protected both in the state and federal levels, you have the right to file a wrongful termination lawsuit. You have the right to sue no matter the language you speak. Normandie Law Firm provides the Spanish speaking community in San Diego with experienced wrongful termination attorneys that speak Spanish.

Besides providing legal assistance in Spanish, our law firm works toward giving clients a satisfactory legal experience with free consultations and free second opinions. Our San Diego attorneys speaking Spanish and helping you file a lawsuit are only a phone call away. We guarantee that someone who speaks Spanish will answer the phone and help you schedule an appointment to meet with a Spanish attorney. You should come in prepared to have all of your questions answered and all of your concerns addressed. Our attorneys with expertise in illegal firing will give you all the information necessary for you to start your path towards filing a lawsuit. If you already have an attorney at another law firm, you might benefit from a second opinion. Ask yourself the following questions: Do I feel like I am missing some important information? Does my attorney speak Spanish? Believe it or not, your answers to these questions can help you identify whether you need a second opinion. If you feel like you are missing key details or if you have looked for additional information on your own, it is possible that your current attorney failed to mention something. Many attorneys rush through consultations and entire cases to try and increase the number of cases they sign. These attorneys are only interested in the number of cases they see and not in providing a high-quality legal service. Often, these attorneys overlook or neglect vital details to the cases; subsequently, the cases result in negative outcomes. If your attorney does not speak Spanish, the outcome of your case might be negative as well. Why? If you and your attorney do not speak the same language, there will be no effective communication. Even if an interpreter is present to facilitate communication, there is a risk of losing vital information in translation. If you were wrongfully terminated, you need a Spanish attorney who can sue your employer. Normandie Law Firm’s attorneys who can speak Spanish are ready to help you whenever you decide to come in for a free consultation or free second opinion.

Normandie Law Firm is dedicated to making exceptional legal assistance available to the Spanish speaking community in San Diego, California. Our Spanish law firm extends our commitment even further by offering clients a Zero-Fee guarantee. You will never have to worry about having to pay any upfront fees. Additionally, since our law firm is strictly based on contingency, you will not have to pay anything unless our Spanish speaking San Diego lawyers win your wrongful termination lawsuit. Contact Normandie Law Firm as soon as possible.

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