San Diego Wrongful Termination Lawyer

The Jackson Law Firm has been successfully representing plaintiff employees in actions against their employers for more than 40 years. Located in Sorrento Valley, we fight aggressively on behalf of employees who have been subjected to illegal conduct throughout San Diego County.

If you have been fired or forced to quit by your employer and believe that you have been the victim of Wrongful Termination, our seasoned and experienced San Diego Employment Attorneys are here to help you! Devoted exclusively to preserving and protecting the rights of employees, we have extensive experience in all areas of Employment Law, including Wrongful Termination.

For answers to all of your Wrongful Termination and Employment Law questions, please contact us for a free initial consultation by calling (858) 552-4900. Most Wrongful Termination matters are taken on contingency – you won’t be required to pay attorney’s fees unless we obtain a settlement or judgment that is in your favor.

Wrongful Termination Attorney in San Diego

"Wrongful Termination" has a special definition in employment law. It means a termination that is actually illegal. It does not mean a termination that is simply unfair or unjustified but which does not violate an actual law or clearly established public policy.

A termination is "wrongful" in the legal sense if it is in breach of an employment contract, or is based on age, race, sex or a similar type of discrimination. A termination can be illegal and therefore "wrongful" if it is based on any of the following:


The law also recognizes what is called a wrongful "constructive termination." This occurs when an employer makes the working conditions so bad that no reasonable person would stay in the job, and the reasons the employer made the work unbearable was one of the illegal factors.

While there are a number of other reasons why a termination can be illegal, a termination is not illegal, and therefore not legally wrongful, if it stems from the fact that a supervisor is overbearing, irrational or just a mean jerk.  Perhaps, unfortunately, it is not illegal to be an overbearing and mean jerk. 

A termination is also not illegal (legally wrongful) if it is simply unjustified.  If your employer set your goals impossibly high, nit-picked your work and/or held you accountable for things that were not really in your control, the termination may have been unjustified, but it was not illegal or "wrongful" unless the employer did those things to you because of your age, race, sex, religion, or any form of discrimination.

Contact a San Diego Wrongful Termination Law Firm for Answers Today

If you have reason to believe that you have been or may be wrongfully terminated, or have any other questions about Employment Law, please contact the experienced San Diego Employment Law Attorneys with the Jackson Law Firm today at (858) 552-4900.

Dedicated to aggressively protecting the rights of employees in San Diego and the surrounding communities since 1974, we will listen to you and determine the appropriate causes of action that may be taken against your current or former employer.

When experience is crucial, let the Jackson Law Firm help you obtain the maximum compensation to which you are entitled!


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