Unfortunately, too many California employees find themselves in the difficult position of wanting to resign their jobs because conditions at work have become unbearable. Constructive Discharge in California California constructive discharge (also known as constructive termination or constructive dismissal) occurs when a California employer, for unlawful reasons, knowingly creates harsh, intolerable working conditions for an… Read More

This article discusses California law and the limits on employers’ abilities to fire an employee. Jump to a Topic Chapter 1: Who Qualifies as An Employee in California? Chapter 2: Does It Matter That You Are An “At Will” Employee? Chapter 3: What Is Wrongful Termination? Chapter 4: Unique Types of Wrongful Termination Cases Chapter… Read More

The structure of American society has changed dramatically over the last several decades. A greater percentage of fathers are now taking off time from work to care for and bond with their newborn children. According to the United States Department of Labor, 90 percent of fathers take off at least some time from work, and… Read More

California is an at-will employment state. Companies have the authority to let workers go for a wide range of different reasons — potentially even for ill-advised or largely frivolous reasons. When it comes to hiring and firing, employers in our state retain a considerable amount of discretion. That being said, employers cannot remove a worker… Read More

Part-time workers are an important part of our nation’s economy. According to data provided Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), somewhere between 25 million and 35 million people are currently employed on a part-time basis. Jump to Quick FAQ About Part-Time Employees in California How many hours is part-time in California? ANSWER: It depends. It is… Read More

If you are considering bringing this type of legal action, you may be wondering: What is the average lawsuit settlement for wrongful termination? An employee who was unlawfully fired or laid off may be entitled to financial compensation and/or equitable relief through a wrongful termination lawsuit. This is a complicated question; there is no true… Read More

There are many reasons you may want to pursue an employment law claim in California. You may feel you’ve been the victim of discrimination because of your age, gender, sexual orientation, disability, or a range of other protected personal characteristics. Similarly, you may have suffered retaliation at work, been wrongfully or constructively discharged, or have… Read More

Pregnant employees face some unique challenges in the workplace. Sadly, pregnancy discrimination — despite being strictly prohibited by both federal and state labor regulations — remains a serious problem. According to data provided by the National Partnership for Women and Families, approximately 7,000 pregnancy discrimination claims are filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)… Read More