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If you have been dismissed or laid off and believe the decision was unlawful, our firm can give guidance and legal assistance as attorneys who have litigated claims of wrongful termination or abusive discharge. There are numerous types of “illegal” or “wrongful” termination reasons:
While the vast majority of employees in California don’t have contracts, there are some employees in California that actually do have contracts. Some of those contracts are for specific time periods: one year, or for a specific job. The question comes up as to if they can terminate that contract. Sometimes, the contract has just cause provisions that say if they terminate you for just cause, they can cancel the contract. What’s clear in California is that, regardless of whether or not you have an employment contract or you’re considered at-will, all employees, both contract employees and at-will employees, are protected under California law from wrongful termination, unlawful harassment, and discrimination.
You must bear in mind that in order to protect your legal rights, it is vital to act swiftly and to seek the counsel of an attorney as soon as possible. It is in your best interest to keep this in mind.
If you believe you have been wrongfully terminated from your job in California, here are some steps you can take:
Yes, you may be able to sue your employer for wrongful termination in California if certain conditions are met. Here are the key points to consider:
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Frequently Asked Questions
A: Age discrimination is treating an individual unfairly or differently because of their age. This can include denying employment, promotions, or training opportunities based on age.
A: In the United States, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) prohibits employment discrimination against individuals who are 40 years of age or older. Some states may have additional laws protecting against age discrimination.
A: Yes, age discrimination can occur during any stage of the employment process, including hiring. For example, an employer may choose not to hire someone based solely on their age, even if they are otherwise qualified for the position.
A: If you believe you have been a victim of age discrimination, you should speak with an employment lawyer or file a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The EEOC investigates claims of discrimination and may take legal action against employers who violate anti-discrimination laws.
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