Wrongful Termination

Have you been wrongfully fired? Have you been harassed at work? Did you stand up for yourself and demand that your employer follow the law and then you were fired? Did you take medical leave and then were demoted or fired? Have you been fired or laid off after being harassed or discriminated against and thought that something was fishy or not quite right? Did you blow the whistle and got fired as a result? Were you ripped off by the company on your paycheck? Do you need help negotiating a severance package that is fair for you? If so, you aren’t alone and you need to call Joe Herbert Law.

It’s tough out there today and your job is critical, and getting fired is an entirely different situation than it was even five years ago. Likewise, being harassed by the boss for an illegal reason is gut-wrenching and makes you not want to go to work. It’s like facing a bully at school. Your stomach aches, your palms sweat, you shake, you get headaches and all sorts of other aches and pains as you drive to work.  An unrelenting and discriminating boss can turn your world upside down, affect your health, and change how you interact with your family and loved ones. If this is happening to you, call me immediately.

Free Confidential Employment Law Consultations. If you feel that you have been wrongfully terminated, harassed, discriminated against, or otherwise been subjected to any other illegal acts in the workplace, you should contact Joe Herbert Law today for a free confidential consultation toll-free at (855) 805ATTY or (805) 482-5340.  I can explain your rights in a strictly confidential setting, and with the knowledge that comes from years of experience with the ever-changing labor codes in California.

Wrongful termination occurs when an employer wrongly fires an employee. A wrongful termination claim can be based on several theories, such as breach of an employment contract, the violation of the rights of an at-will employee, discrimination, harassment or a retaliation for the employee reporting unlawful work practices (whistleblower).

There are various forms of wrongful termination. If you have experienced a situation similar to the ones below, call me today.

  • Being fired while on a medical or pregnancy leave
  • Being retaliated against after reporting discrimination or sexual harassment
  • Being retaliated against for complaining about an unlawful workplace practice
  • Being sexually harassed or harassed because of your gender identity, ethnic background or nation of origin
  • Being discriminated against or fired because of your race, age, sex, ethnicity, religion, pregnancy, sexual orientation or disability
  • Not being compensated for overtime
  • Not being allowed lunch breaks or rest breaks
  • Being an at-will employee but being fired or demoted to a lower-earning position after positive evaluations
  • Feeling that you had to quit because your employer made work conditions so horrible; this known as “constructive wrongful termination”

I handle wrongful termination claims and win them in courtrooms and negotiation tables all over Los Angeles and Ventura counties. I am up-to-date with the latest labor codes in California and I have a thorough understanding of how the local courts work. I make sure that your rights are being protected so that you can take care of yourself and your family.

Scales of Justice!A fair, equitable and legally compliant workplace is a basic right protected by state and federal laws.I have been getting satisfaction and justice for my clients for wrongful termination, harassment, discrimination, and wage and hour violations in Ventura and Los Angeles counties for over a decade.

If you believe you were fired without cause or are being retaliated against, please contact me. I have helped people like you all over Los Angeles County, Ventura County and throughout Southern California.


There are limited time periods (deadlines) for filing claims that apply to legal matters. If you do not file in a timely manner with the appropriate internal office, outside agency or civil court, you may lose the right to seek redress for the claim. You should seek the advice of counsel to ascertain all of the applicable time periods.


You should immediately consult with an experienced attorney to learn more about what you can do to protect your rights and when the deadlines (statutes of limitation) expire in your specific case.


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