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In California, many claims require that you to file a complaint with the appropriate government agency prior to filing a lawsuit. For example, for claims related to age, disability or medical condition, requests for disability leave, gender, marital status, medical leave, national origin, pregnancy or related condition, race, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, or retaliation for reporting conduct reasonably believed to be illegal, including harassment or discrimination, you may likely need to file an initial complaint with the Department of Fair Employment and Housing (https://www.dfeh.ca.gov).
Similarly, if you work for a public agency, you may need to first file a California Government Tort Claim prior to filing a lawsuit. CLICK HERE> for more information if you were employed by a California public agency.
Please contact one of our wrongful termination lawyers to determine if you have a viable claim and need to file a prerequisite complaint with a government agency.