San Diego Wrongful Termination Lawyer

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Waltman Employment Law: Your Dependable San Diego Wrongful Termination Lawyer

Losing a job can be an incredibly challenging ordeal. The distress, stress, and feelings of degradation that come with being dismissed can be overwhelming, especially when there’s a suspicion of unlawful termination.

Despite being an “at-will” employment state, California has several laws that protect employees from wrongful termination, discrimination, and retaliation. If you were wrongfully terminated, seeking legal representation from a reliable San Diego wrongful termination lawyer is essential.

At Waltman Employment Law, we have extensive experience representing workers affected by wrongful termination. Our wrongful termination lawyers aim to promote company accountability and protect your rights as an employee. We work hard to hold companies responsible for their actions, ensuring you receive the protection you deserve.

If you believe you have been wrongfully terminated, keep reading to learn how our team at Waltman Employment Law can assist you in filing a wrongful termination claim.

What is Wrongful Termination?

Wrongful termination refers to an employer’s illegal dismissal of an employee for reasons that violate federal, state, or local laws. Being fired from your job can be considered wrongful when it violates one or more federal employment laws.

For instance, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act prohibits employers from terminating employees based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.

The state and federal employment laws protect employees from termination based on discrimination, retaliation, and breach of employment contract.

Moreover, California has additional state laws with even more protections for employees. For instance, the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) prohibits employment discrimination due to disability, age, sexual orientation, or identity.

Accordingly, if your employer dismisses you solely because of a protected characteristic (e.g., race, religion), you might have a valid wrongful termination claim.

Understanding Wrongful Termination in San Diego, CA

In California, most employee-employer relationships are considered “at-will.” This means employers can terminate the employment relationship at any time and for any reason. However, several state and federal laws explicitly prohibit employers from terminating employees for the wrong reasons.

Getting fired or laid off in California can be considered wrongful termination if it happens while you are exercising your legal rights, fulfilling your duties, or working in the interest of public safety. Wrongful termination usually occurs when your employer fires you for refusing to break the law or meet unreasonable demands. In these cases, you can take legal action and seek compensation for being wrongfully discharged.

Some common examples of wrongful termination include discrimination, retaliation, and harassment.


Discrimination in the workplace is prohibited according to the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA). The Act protects employees from discrimination based on characteristics like age, ancestry, color, creed, disability, marital status, race, religion, national origin, sex, and sexual orientation.

Discrimination can include situations like: 

  • Segregating employees
  • Biased decision-making in hiring and promotions
  • Perpetuating racial stereotypes
  • Judging people based on their skin color or sexual orientation

You might have a valid wrongful termination claim if these practices create a hostile work environment or lead to wrongful termination. 

Sexual Harassment and Hostile Work Environment 

Sexual harassment can create a toxic work environment, affecting productivity and causing employees to quit. This creation of intolerable working conditions is also known as constructive discharge. If you have experienced harassment leading to wrongful termination, you may have grounds for a lawsuit seeking compensation for damages and emotional distress. Our skilled sexual harassment attorney can help.

Retaliation for Reporting Public Policy Violations

The public policy exception to employment-at-will considers terminating an employee for the following reasons as retaliation or wrongful dismissal:

  • Refusing to engage in illegal activities
  • Fulfilling legal obligations
  • Exercising legal rights or privileges
  • Reporting potential violations of important laws

Whistleblower retaliation is a typical example of this form of retaliation. Several federal and state laws protect employees from wrongful terminations caused by whistleblowing or similar activities.

At Waltman Employment Law, we genuinely believe in the significance of a safe and respectful work environment. If you have been wrongfully terminated for any of these reasons or other unlawful practices, we can help.

Attorney Rick Waltman is skilled in California’s employment law and handling wrongful termination claims. He will assist you in gathering compelling evidence, building a solid case, and passionately advocating for your rights.

How a Wrongful Termination Attorney Can Assist You


Wrongful termination cases can be riddled with legal complexities and intricacies. If you want to significantly increase your chances of success, contacting a San Diego wrongful termination attorney is your best bet.

Wrongful termination attorneys use their knowledge to navigate the twists and turns of the legal process and vigorously advocate for your rights. At Waltman Employment Law, we can assist you by:

  • Explaining the law: Employment laws and terms can perplex and challenge those not well-versed in them. However, an experienced wrongful termination attorney can alleviate this confusion by deciphering the intricate legal jargon and providing clear explanations.

  • Case evaluation: We will assist you by determining whether you may have a wrongful termination case. We can help you understand what is needed to prove wrongful termination and the process involved in making a claim, and we can guide you on the most effective course of action.

  • Calculation of damages: Being wrongfully terminated can lead to financial losses and cause a lot of emotional distress. In cases like these, it is essential to reach out to a lawyer who can help you accurately evaluate the damages caused by the termination. Once you clearly understand the damages suffered, you can file a wrongful termination case to seek fair compensation.

  • Facing employer attorneys: Your employer may have a dedicated team of legal professionals who handle cases related to wrongful termination. When you interact with the company’s attorneys, it is crucial to have a skilled attorney on your side. An employment lawyer in San Diego can skillfully navigate these interactions, negotiating with the company’s attorneys to prioritize your best interests.

At Waltman Employment Law, we understand the intricacies of wrongful termination cases and are committed to defending your rights. Rick Waltman is a seasoned professional with a wealth of experience. He is committed to helping his clients achieve justice in their wrongful termination cases.

Secure Justice for Yourself: Connect With Waltman Employment Law Now


When a wrongful termination occurs, navigating the legal process and understanding California and federal employment laws can feel overwhelming. However, this challenging journey becomes significantly easier with Waltman Employment Law on your side.

Our law firm offers legal assistance in a variety of San Diego wrongful termination lawsuits, including claims of discrimination, sexual harassment, and retaliation. We excel at interpreting complex California wrongful termination laws and providing clear explanations to guide your actions in a wrongful termination lawsuit. We also assess the damages you have suffered, enabling us to build a solid case to pursue compensation. 

At Waltman Employment Law, we are committed to seeking justice for clients who have been wrongfully terminated or victims of intolerable working conditions. We provide a customized representation to meet every client’s unique circumstances and needs.

Contact us today for a free case evaluation, and let us begin rectifying the injustice you have suffered.