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Ways one can be wrongfully terminated

Most employees in California are at-will employees. This means they do not have a contract that states they will be employed for a certain length of time. It also means they can quit at any time and do not need a reason. This type of freedom means that employers can also fire employees at almost any time for almost any reason and not violate the law. However, there are some limitations on what employers are allowed to do.

How companies discriminate through disparate impact policies

Companies in California have various job requirements for certain positions. They could require a certain level of education, job experience, flexibility with work hours and many other types of requirements. These job requirements are applied to every worker who is either trying to get hired or be promoted. On the surface, these requirements seem fair and it is assumed that everyone will be treated the same.

Women files lawsuit for disability discrimination at hospital

Everyone in California is injured from time to time. It is one of the unfortunate facts of life. The hope is that the injury is minor and does not affect the person's life in a major way. However, some injuries require surgeries and rehabilitation or simply need time to heal before the person can go back to doing all the normal activities in their life. These normal activities can include going to work and some people are unable to work while they recover.

Can an independent contractor ever sue for wrongful termination?

People in California work many different types of jobs and also work in many different capacities. Some are the owners of their companies or are self-employed in some way. Others are formal employees for a company and others are somewhat in between self-employed and being an employee and work as independent contractors. When someone is an independent contractor, they are not employees and therefore generally do not have the same protections as employees.

When does an at-will employee have an implied contract?

California is an at-will employment state. That means that most employees can quit for any reason at any time and the employer cannot do anything about it. This also means that the employer can fire an employee for almost any reason at any time as well. However, there are some restrictions on employers and they cannot fire employees for discriminatory reasons or as retaliation for reporting illegal activity or participating in investigations.

New regulations expand national origin definition and protections

People that live and work in California have come from many different countries. Some have come to California as adults, others may have been born here, but their parents came from different countries. Others may have different national origins, but their families have been in the state for generations. However, despite the differences in their national origin, they all must be treated the same in the workplace.

Chipotle to pay ex-manager $8 million for wrongful termination

Employers in California have certain rules that they expect their employees to follow and when they do not they usually can fire that employee. Most of the time these are legitimate reasons, but in some instances, the employer is simply trying to find reasons to fire an employee to mask the real reason they are firing them. If the employer is simply giving false poor performance reviews or accusing the employee of doing something they did not do, it can be evidence that the employer is masking the real reason for firing them.

Importance of a notice of the right to sue from the EEOC

Many people in California have jobs and rely on those jobs to provide for themselves and their families. They may not all love their jobs and in some cases may hate their jobs, but continue to work them in order to receive the income they need. So, when people are fired from their jobs it can be very devastating for them and their families. In many instances there is not much they can do about it though except to look for another job and hopefully find one quickly.

Age discrimination is very prevalent according to statistics

One fact of life in California is that people will grow older. There is nothing that people can do about it. Most people would love to retire early and enjoy their later years without having to work, but that is not always a reality. Also, with the average length of life growing, retirement age may be getting later and later. So, there are many people still working into later years who rely on their jobs to meet their needs.

Wrongful termination charges must be filed quickly

Most people in California are not very excited when they get terminated from a job. This is true whether people are terminated due to their own actions or inactions or whether it is completely out of their control such as a downturn in the company's business. Usually there is not much the person can do afterward except try to find a new job. However, in certain situations the reason for firing the person may be discriminatory and the person may be entitled to compensation through a wrongful termination claim.

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