Wrongful Termination

AT-WILL EMPLOYMENT RELATIONSHIP

In California, most employment relationships are “at-will.” At-will means that employees can quit their job at any time and employers can fire employees at any time without cause. Employers are not required to provide employees with any type of verbal or written warnings.

TERMINATION CANNOT VIOLATE PUBLIC POLICY

Although employers do not need a reason to fire employees, California law prohibits employers from firing employees for reasons that violate public policy. Examples of public policy violations include:

⇒ Age discrimination

⇒ Race discrimination

⇒ Sex or gender discrimination

⇒ National origin discrimination

⇒ Sexual orientation discrimination

⇒ Medical or physical disability discrimination

⇒ Sexual harassment

⇒ Pregnancy
 discrimination

⇒ Additionally, employers cannot fire, discriminate or retaliate against employees for:

⇒ Reporting to jury duty

⇒ Whistle blowing

⇒ Reporting OSHA or health and safety violations

⇒ Reporting discrimination or sexual harassment

⇒ Being injured on the job

⇒ Making a worker’s compensation claim

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