Employee claims of wrongful discharge continue to be filed with alarming frequency, particularly in California, where jury verdicts can reach into the millions if not handled properly from the onset of a dispute. A thorough understanding of the law—coupled with aggressive and proven defense strategies—is an RPNA advantage. The firm’s attorneys have not only convinced opposing counsel to walk away from a wrongful discharge dispute, but we have also obtained court orders dismissing all or portions of complaints, as well as settled matters for drastically reduced amounts.
Wrongful termination can manifest in a multitude of different forms, legal theories and claims, such as:
- Negligent hiring, breach of contract and fraud
- Discrimination and harassment
- Whistleblower and retaliation
- Negligent and intentional infliction of emotional distress
- Invasion of privacy through drug testing
- Wrongful discharge in violation of public policy
- False imprisonment and defamation
Understanding the many different forms of wrongful termination, as well as how to effectively defend these claims by making the right move at the right time—is critical. Traditional litigation may not always present the most economical means of resolution, and our attorneys pursue alternatives to costly court trials through arbitration, mediation, negotiation and various alternative dispute resolution programs. In addition, preventative training programs for client management and supervisors is also an effective tool to combat dispute avoidance.
In the event a wrongful termination matter does proceed to trial, RPNA offers robust trial expertise. Our firm works closely with clients on innovative measures that minimize defense costs and maximize results.