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Protecting the rights of those who are wrongfully terminated

California is known as an "at will" employment state. This means that there are very few set term contracts and people do not have absolute guarantees that they will have their job for set period of time. It also means that people can be fired for unfair reasons on the whim of their employer. In many instances there is nothing illegal with doing that even though it is not fair. However, employees do have protections and if they are fired because of an employer's biases and discrimination, the employee may have a wrongful termination claim.

Steps to take if you believe you were wrongfully fired

People in California rely on their jobs in order to earn an income and provide for their and their family's needs. They make decisions on what they can afford based on the fact that they expect the job to be there and the paychecks to continue to come in. However, people are fired from their jobs from time to time.

What country an employee is from cannot affect their employment

There are people from all over the world who live and work in California. They come to California for many different reasons and work in many different types of jobs and professions. People from the same race may also come from different countries. Unfortunately though just like people have biases against people of a certain race, people also have biases against individuals from different countries as well.

Retaliation against employee involvement with EEOC is prohibited

There are many different work environments in California. Some work in offices, some work outside doing construction or other types of work, some work in retail stores, restaurants, some drive doing delivery or transporting other products. Due to the unique requirements of each of these businesses, the job requirements and dynamics of each type of work will vary. However, no matter what type of work people do, they all have the same rights against discrimination or harassment at work.

What rights do at-will employees have in California?

There are many different types of employment in California and many different employers. Most employers require that their employees perform the tasks of the job adequately, but beyond that each employer has their own rules about conduct, expectations, benefits and other aspects of the employment. However, most employees in California are also known as at-will employees. This is true in most circumstances even if the employee signs an employee agreement and agrees to abide by a number of different covenants.

A termination from employment must not be based on race

People know when they start a job in California that there will be certain expectations that they must meet. They must perform the job tasks satisfactorily otherwise they risk being terminated from the job. The company may have an internal policy about the process they must follow before they fire someone such as warnings or performance reviews, but ultimately if the employer does not think the job is being done correctly, they can fire the employee at any time.

Process after filing a wrongful termination charge with the EEOC

Most employees in California are at will employees, which mean that they can be fired pretty much at any time for pretty much any legitimate business reason. However, the employer cannot discriminate against the employee and fire them based on certain legally protected aspects of the person's life. These include race, sex, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability and others. If the employee is discriminated against because of one of these things, then they may have a claim for wrongful determination.

Former worker at Tesla files a wrongful termination claim

There are people of all different races, sex, sexual orientation, age, disabilities and religions living and working in California. All these people are capable of working and their job performance has nothing to do with the things listed above. However, certain employers and managers may have certain biases against certain individuals or feel that that they may need to incur extra expenses by employing these individuals. Therefore, they may fire these employees or make life so difficult on them that they quit.

Wrongful termination based on religious beliefs or practices

In California people are free to practice whatever religion that they would like to practice. There are also many different religions with different ideologies, practices, requirements and other varying aspects. Sometimes people do not agree with all the aspects of a religion, but each person is allowed to practice what they want. This is even protected under state and federal law. Employers are not allowed to discriminate against employees based on their religion.

Employers must provide reasonable accommodations for disabilities

The majority of people in California are healthy, can see well, walk normally and have full use of both their arms. However, there are many others who have disabilities. People with disabilities may have difficulties performing certain physical tasks, but they are more than capable mentally to perform the same tasks as those without disabilities. However, in order to do these tasks they may need some physical accommodations to perform them.

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