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July 2015 Archives

Elements of a strong wrongful termination case

California is an at-will employment state, which means that employers can fire their workers at any time and for any reason as long as that reason is not illegal. This obviously gives companies a great deal of discretion when it comes to their hiring and firing practices, and it may seem like employees have absolutely no say in what happens with their career. This is not entirely true, however, as employees do have rights that they can take advantage of if they believe they have been wrongfully terminated.

Advocating on behalf of disabled workers

Living with a disability is obviously extremely difficult, but many handicapped individuals learn to not only live with their disability but thrive. Thanks to modern advances in technology and medicine, most disabled individuals are able to lead very fulfilling lives. Of course, part of this fulfilling life includes working and contributing in a meaningful way to society, but some disabled individuals have experienced difficulties in finding employment.

President Obama seeks to help salaried workers with overtime

California employees have many rights that they can take advantage of in order to be treated fairly and respectfully in the workplace. Some of these employee rights come from California law, and some of them come from Federal law. This is usually good news for workers, because there are often two bodies of government setting regulations in place for the benefit of the employees. New proposals by the Obama administration might allow salaried workers even more rights under federal law.

Illegal firing and wrongful termination

People are sometimes confused by the concept of wrongful termination, particularly because termination is not always fair. In California, you can be fired for any reason and at any time by your employer as long as that reason is not illegal. Of course being fired for no good reason is extremely unfair, and you may question the legality of it, but there are very clear instances in which a firing is illegal and thus wrongful.