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Were you wrongfully terminated?

While the termination of an employee may sometimes appear to be wrong, that does not necessarily mean it is wrongful.  California is an at-will employment state, meaning that unless an employee and employer have a contract specifying the length of the employment, or the employment is governed by a collective bargaining agreement (CBA), the employee can be terminated for any reason or no reason at all.

In California, in order for an employee to pursue a wrongful termination claim, the termination must be motivated by an illegal act.  Samples of some of the illegal acts include, but are not limited to:

  • Discrimination or harassment based on age, race, gender, disability, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, or other protected class
  • Termination for complaining about unlawful conduct or unsafe working conditions
  • Termination for complaining about nonpayment of wages
  • Termination in violation of public policy
  • Violation of family or medical leave laws
  • Termination for refusing to engage in illegal conduct

If you believe you have been wrongfully terminated, contact one of our Los Angeles wrongful termination lawyers for at (310) 575-2550 for a free consultation.

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