What Constitutes Wrongful Termination in California?

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unemployed e1319660823336 What Constitutes Wrongful Termination in California?With businesses shedding jobs faster than ever, many former employees are often left wondering if they have grounds for a wrongful termination suit.  California businesses should be informed about wrongful termination to ensure they are protected against a lawsuit.

Under California law, there are several ways that an employee can be wrongfully terminated:

Discrimination – employees cannot be terminated or otherwise discriminated against because of age, race, sex, religion or disability.

Insufficient Cause – this can be a gray area, but if an employee is terminated because they lost their temper at work and it is an isolated incident (i.e., not something they did every week), they could have grounds for a wrongful termination suit.

Whistleblowing – it is against the law for an employer to fire or retaliate in any fashion against an employee who has provided information to legal authorities about illegal behavior in the workplace.

Constructive Dismissal – this applies if employees feel they have been pressured to resign, their work environment was made so unpleasant that they could no longer do their job, if their wages have been reduced or they have suffered a demotion without cause.

Help is available to you by contacting your Southern California financial planning experts today.


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