Wrongful Termination

Experienced Attorneys in San Francisco since 1957

At the Law Offices of McTernan, Stender & Weingus, we stand up for the rights of employees who have been wrongfully terminated. Our firm's roots go back to the Great Depression, when workers faced their greatest hardships and when many of the laws protecting employee rights were first enacted. We continue to protect employee rights in the ever-changing workplaces of the 21st century.

Finding Justice in the Wake of a Wrongful Termination

Being wrongfully terminated from a job can be a devastating experience. Many employees mistakenly believe that there is nothing that they can do if they lose their jobs. Contact a lawyer at McTernan, Stender & Weingus today for an initial consultation.

California Wrongful Termination Lawyers

Courts and juries will frequently find that employees have been wrongfully terminated based on:

  • Gender discrimination
  • Disability discrimination
  • Religious discrimination
  • Age discrimination
  • Race discrimination
  • Gender / sexual orientation discrimination
  • FMLA discrimination and other violations
  • Pregnancy / Maternity leave discrimination
  • Harassment
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Whistleblowing

In addition, courts have recognized lawsuits based on breach of contract where the employee has been terminated without good cause. Under California law, even if you don't have a written contract the court may imply a contract that you can only be terminated for good cause.

Even if you quit your job, you may be able to argue that you have been constructively terminated. Constructive termination arises when harassment or other working conditions become so intolerable that a reasonable person would feel compelled to resign.

Contact our firm to set up an initial consultation at 415-777-0313.


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At the Law Offices of McTernan, Stender & Weingus, we serve individuals and businesses throughout the Greater Bay Area including the counties of Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano and Sonoma, highways 280, 680, 580, 80 101, 880, 980; and including the communities of Berkeley, Fairfield, Martinez, Napa, Oakland, Palo Alto, Piedmont, San Francisco, San Rafael, Vallejo and Walnut Creek California.