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Wrongful Termination
                     
Do you believe you were wrongfully terminated or demoted?

When terminations are wrongful: Unless you have a written employment contract, chances are your employer can fire you for cause, without cause, and even arbitrarily.   California law assumes that employees are “at-will,” that is, the employment is at the will of the employer, who can terminate the relationship at any time.  However, there are limitations on the employer's right to terminate even when employment is at will. 

You may be entitled to compensation as an at-will employee:

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If you are fired or demoted in retaliation for exercising legal rights, such as refusing
engaging in union activities or participating in jury duty.
 

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If you are fired or demoted for whistle blowing that is reporting allegedly illegal conduct.
 

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If you are fired or demoted for refusing to participate in an illegal act.
 

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If you are fired or terminated because of your sex, age, race, country of origin, religion,
or because of a disability.
 

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If you are fired or terminated because you exercised your right to take maternity leave
or otherwise exercised your rights under the Family Rights Act.

The right to be fired only for cause: Some employees can acquire the right to only be terminated or demoted for good cause.

                                                Also see breach of contract.

 

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