While California is an "at-will" employment state (meaning either the employer or employee can end the employment relationship at any time), there are certain circumstances under which an employer is not legally allowed to fire an employee.
For many people, in the days and weeks that follow being fired, questions start rising about why they were fired. Did I actually do something wrong, or did my boss find a reason to fire me?
What Are Examples of Wrongful Termination?
An employer cannot fire an employee as a form of discrimination, harassment or retaliation against the employee. This could include situations where:
- An employer is hostile or unfair to the worker due to race, gender, age, religion, ethnicity, orientation or disability
- The employee gets pregnant or has certain family obligations
- The employee refuses the employer's sexual advances, no matter how masked they may be
- The employee has reported unethical or unsafe activities in the company
- The employer has violated employment agreements, whether oral or written
- The employee has needed special accommodations for a disability
At Nelson Law Group, our attorneys will carefully review your situation and all evidence that could point to why your boss fired you. This includes emails, personnel files, witness accounts and other documentation of illegal employment practices.
If we find that your employer wrongfully terminated you, we will explain how we can seek compensation or other damages for how you have been treated and the effect the termination will have on your career.
For more information about how we can help you fight a wrongful termination and protect your rights as an employee, please contact our law offices today at 415-689-6590 or toll free at 866-290-0424 to schedule a consultation.