Termination Counsel for Pleasanton Employers

Skilled employment attorneys provide you with sound advice

If you have a lawful reason to terminate an employee, you have nothing to worry about, right?

Not necessarily. Employment law can be very complex and, without the advice of an experienced lawyer, you may not realize that you are violating a state or federal regulation by terminating an employee. Before terminating a worker, you should consult with a knowledgeable lawyer. Garcia & Gurney, A Law Corporation can provide the informed counsel you need to make decisions with confidence.

Advice for lawful termination and legal compliance

Sometimes, lawsuits are inevitable. However, to protect yourself in the event that an employee files a claim against you, it is essential that you perform terminations carefully. The Pleasanton employment lawyers at Garcia & Gurney, A Law Corporation can review your situation and ensure that you are not violating any laws by firing an employee.

In addition, it is important for you to understand that you cannot terminate a worker for any of the reasons listed below:

  • Flexing legal rights: Workers may not be terminated for taking military leave, family or medical leave, or days off to perform jury duty or to vote.
  • Discrimination: It is illegal for you to fire an employee for discriminatory reasons, including any reason related to a worker’s race, religion, gender, age or disability.
  • Whistleblowing: Employees who report workplace violations are protected against employer retaliation. Thus, it is unlawful for you to terminate an employee who reports a health-code violation, a safety violation or illegal activity.

It is also wise to document employee performance. By keeping good records about employee behavior, you can legitimize your actions and prevent any claims that a termination may have been for unlawful reasons.

Setting up disciplinary policies

Disciplinary policies are vital to keeping your business running smoothly. They provide workplace structure and can protect you from lawsuits. Our Pleasanton employment lawyers can help you create a concise set of disciplinary guidelines that fully explain prohibited workplace behavior.

Trustworthy legal advice for employers in California

Garcia & Gurney, A Law Corporation helps employers in California make tough decisions, lawfully. For help with a labor and employment issue or other business law matter in and around Alameda and Contra Costa Counties, contact us today by phone at 925-468-0400 or online.