The law governing employers and employees in California is as vast as California itself. It consists of hundreds if not thousands of state and federal statutes and regulations that cover all aspects involving the rights and duties of both an employer and an employee. These rights and duties can include wage and hour laws, workplace safety or discrimination.
It’s against both California and federal statutes for an employer to terminate an employee for reasons involving age, sex, sexual preference, ethnicity, religion, race, pregnancy or complaints about harassment or being discriminated against. Other reasons for wrongful termination might include retaliation for:
- Whistle blowing
- Taking family medical leave
- Applying for workers’ compensation benefits after a work-related injury
- Participating in an investigation involving harassment or discrimination
- Assertin your rights as an employee
If you believe that you were wrongfully terminated for any of the above reasons, contact me, and we can discuss your options.