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What Are The Illegal Reasons For Firing Employees


Employees in California work at will, which means they can be fired at any time for any lawful reason. However, it is illegal firing an employee on the basis of discrimination or retaliation. These exclusions are valid for both, at-will and contract employees.

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Few Common Unlawful Reasons For Firing An Employee

Discrimination :

Hostile environment:

Federal, as well as state laws strictly, prohibit discrimination against workers based on any physical or mental ailment, Age, Color, and Religion.

A hostile work environment occurs when harassment has reached a level where: A) The person enduring it feel like it has now become a condition of continued employment i.e. it is normal or accepted behavior or

An Employee can file a case against the employer on the basis of discrimination at the workplace.

B) The behavior is so pervasive or severe that the target(s) feels intimidated. 3


Retaliation: when a worker speaks up against an employer that engages in unethical or illegal business practices, they should never have to worry about retaliation. California labor laws prohibit employers from terminating employees who make a complaint about harassment or discrimination. On a contract : An employee on a contract can’t be fired without a valid reason stated in the contract. 4


How Can You Protect Your Rights? It is important that you document the circumstances that led to your termination, including things that were said, people that talked to you, and unfitting behavior by your employer or boss. Make copies of emails that contain key evidence. You can also request your personnel file and make sure no new documents were added to justify your termination. If you have lost a job due to wrongful termination, do not continue to suffer in silence. Contact a wrongful termination attorney Los Angeles from Rager Law Firm. 5


Contact Rager Law Firm 310-527-6994

https://www.ragerlawoffices.com/contact/

1055 West 7th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90017

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What Are The Illegal Reasons For Firing Employees?  

It is every employee fundamental right to work in a productive and safe environment. It is the result of unethical business practices such a...

What Are The Illegal Reasons For Firing Employees?  

It is every employee fundamental right to work in a productive and safe environment. It is the result of unethical business practices such a...

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