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How to tell if you've been wrongfully terminated from work

Wrongful termination is still a problem at places of employment throughout California and the rest of the country. Even though there are laws banning different reasons why employers can fire their employees, companies still thin their payroll by using these reasons. Let's take a look at the reasons for wrongful termination in today's post.

Do you still get your pension after getting fired?

You plan to use your pension to retire. You've been planning on it for decades; it is one of the main reasons that you took this job in the first place. It's a very good pension that should allow you to maintain an enviable lifestyle even after you quit working, no matter what happens with the rest of your savings and investments.

Pay and benefit discrimination still affects African-Americans

If people have been part of California's workforce for three or four decades, they can tell you that things are looking up for workers of all types. New labor laws protect employees' needs for medical care and proper rest times, and many members of protected classes now have recourse against discrimination.

New employee rights require new employer oversight

California's state government tries to go above and beyond in supporting employee rights in all industries to keep the state attractive to companies and workers alike. While U.S. laws like the Fair Labor Standards Act laid the foundation for modern labor protections, the Golden State often goes above national standards.