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Legal aid in proving wrongful termination

You have probably heard about California's at-will employment status, which grants employers the ability to fire employees whenever they see fit. What you may not know is that even though employers can fire their employees at any time and for almost any reason, they are prohibited from firing employees for an unlawful reason. The word "unlawful" is key here, as there are many reasons that may seem wrong or unfair, but are still perfectly legal.

Religious discrimination can be exempted, according to ruling

The line between employment termination that is unlawful and employment termination that is unfair is extremely thin. Thanks to a recent ruling in California, that line may have just become even thinner. Religious discrimination is illegal in California, yet two teachers were seemingly wrongfully terminated for just such a reason, and when they filed a lawsuit, the courts sided in favor of the school. It comes down to a conflict of legal rights and protections, and the complexities are quite fascinating.

Determine if your termination was unlawful

If you have been fired from your job, you are likely feeling many difficult emotions. You are probably upset about your sudden unemployment; you are probably angry at your employers for firing you; you are probably nervous about finding another job. With all of these tumultuous emotions, you may be wondering if there isn't another way. You may start to wonder if perhaps your termination was unlawful, and if you can get your job back as a result.

Termination is never easy and may not be just

Being terminated from a job is never easy. If you live in an “at-will” employment state such a California you must prove that you were terminated for an unlawful reason to receive compensation. The termination may be unfair but that doesn’t necessarily mean it was unlawful.

Do not suffer unlawful employment termination

In at-will employment states like California, employers can terminate their employees for any reason and at any time, as long as the reason is not considered unlawful. However, there is a fine line between being unfairly fired from your job and being unjustly fired from your job. It can sometimes be difficult to determine when termination is unfair and when it is unjust, especially if you are not familiar with the law as it pertains to wrongful termination. If you believe that you were unjustly fired from your job, consider meeting with an attorney to discuss the aspects of your case.

Understanding wrongful termination in California

Wrongful termination can sometimes be a difficult concept to grasp in a state like California, where employers can fire their employees for any reason and at any time as long as the termination is not unlawful. This is why it is important to know the exceptions to the rule and understand when termination is unlawful.

When is termination wrongful in an 'at-will' employment state?

Nobody wants to be fired from their job, and people who are may feel that they were fired unjustly. Under certain conditions, unjustly fired individuals may be able to successfully claim wrongful termination on the part of their employers, which could lead to compensation and even getting the job back. However, in California, employers can fire their employees at any time, even if the termination seems unfair. But what is wrongful termination?

Former Twitter employee sues for wrongful termination

The San Francisco area is no stranger to large corporations. From production companies like Lucasfilm to retail chains such as Banana Republic and Old Navy, there are many business that call San Francisco home, but just because they’re large doesn’t mean they don’t have to obey the rules. California has very clear laws when it comes to employee rights, and San Francisco is not excluded from them. If these companies don’t play by the rules, employees can take the matter to court.

Employees allegedly fired for reminding peers of their rights

Just because you have a boss doesn’t mean that you have to do whatever your boss says. While they may be in charge of the job duties you perform, there are still rules that protect you at your workplace, allowing you to carry out your duties without sacrificing what you believe in. Some of your superiors may not like this, and they may try to take action against you, even going so far as to get you fired. It’s important to remember that you, as an employee, have rights.

Californians don�t have to suffer wrongful termination

Sudden loss of employment can be devastating for a number of reasons, not the least of which is that while your income has abruptly stopped, your bills continue to pour in. While employers in California can choose to fire their employees for any reason they see fit at any time, these reasons must be fair and legal under California law. Individuals who have recently had their employment terminated may not realize that their unemployment was retaliatory, or may not know that such employment termination is illegal.