Have you recently been terminated from your job? If you believe you were wrongfully terminated, and can successfully prove it, then you may be able to recover damages for your financial loss. Most employment relationships in California are “at will”, which means that an employer and/or employee may terminate the job contract for any reason, with or without cause. However, this excludes when some unlawful motivation or retaliatory reason for the termination occurs.
An employer, under the law, may not fire an employee based on the following questions, or it will be considered wrongful termination:
- Race, sex, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, religion, or some other protected classification
- Requesting an accommodation
- Taking time off for maternity/pregnancy leave
- Opposing to conduct unlawful activity
- Demanding overtime, rest breaks or lunch breaks
- Taking family and/or medical leave
- Refusing to enter an unsafe workplace
- Taking time to vote
- Marital or family status
If you have questions about California employment law or wrongful termination, please don't hesitate to contact our employment lawyers at Kingsley & Kingsley to take advantage of a free initial consultation. To discuss your situation call us toll-free at (888) 500-8469 or click here to contact us regarding your case.