In California if a termination was based on your membership in a group protected from discrimination by law, it would not be legal.
An employer may not discriminate or terminate a person because of race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, or age, pursuant to the California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
In California, employment is considered “at-will” and therefore not guaranteed. This means your employer is free to terminate your employment at any time, for any reason or for no particular reason at all. The exception, though, is when an employee is fired for illegal reasons.
Although many individuals who are terminated from their job feel their termination was “wrongful,” the legal definition of wrongful termination is quite specific. For this reason it is important to consult with an experienced employment attorney to discuss your rights and protections.
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1635 Pontius Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90025