What is Considered a Wrongful Termination?

 

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Hey everyone this is Ted Ravan from Ravan law here for another Ted Talk Tuesday.

Today’s topic is wrongful termination. To understand wrongful termination, you have to understand employment law in California. Unless you have an employment contract, you’re an at-will employee. That means that you can quit whenever you want, and your employer can fire you for almost any reason, almost being the keyword there. They can’t fire you for certain factors like your disability, your religion, your race, your pregnancy, your gender, your age, your sexual orientation, your gender identity, your political affiliation, and your national origin. If the decision to terminate you as an employee was motivated by any of those factors, even if only partially, the termination is illegal under the law. Additionally, if an employer retaliates against you for being a whistleblower, that is also wrongful termination, whistleblowers have protections you want to be able to report your employer for breaking the law and we want you to do that. So if they fire you for doing something that you’re allowed to do as a citizen, that is wrongful termination.

If you or anyone you know has experienced anything like that, any kind of wrongful termination, you need to contact an experienced, licensed attorney. If you have any questions about this topic or any of the topics we talked about or have a suggestion about what you’d like to hear from me talk about next week, please don’t hesitate to contact me at (888) 5-ASK-TED.

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