Most employment relationships in California are “at will,” meaning that your employer can let you go for any reason and without warning. It also means you can leave at any time for any reason. However, some employees have contractual rights as spelled out in an employment contract. These contracts typically identify the reasons you can… Read More

The Key Elements of a Workplace Retaliation Claim Have you recently lost your job due to suspicious circumstances—suspicious meaning that you recently complained to HR about a frisky higher-up, or an investigation was recently opened because you engaged in whistleblowing activity, or you demanded higher pay because your male counterpart, of the same skill level… Read More

6 Real World Examples of Workplace Retaliation Cases in California Imagine that you have to deal with gender discrimination in the workplace for years. You watch as other men (or women) get promoted, despite the fact that you are equally if not more qualified, while you stay in the same, low-paying position that you started… Read More

When Quitting is The Same as Being Fired Unfortunately, too many California employees find themselves in the difficult position of wanting to resign their jobs because conditions at work have become unbearable. Their employer may have unjustifiably cut their hours or reduced their pay. They may try to force them to quit through mistreatment, intimidation,… Read More

What California Employees Need to Know About Workplace Retaliation Many California workers experience negative retaliatory treatment in the workplace. California has laws preventing retaliation against employees, but many are still demoted or fired anyway for participating in legal acts. Retaliation is a type of illegal discrimination. It occurs when an employer or employment agency takes… Read More