Every day employees get fired by their employers. Sometimes it is for poor work ethic, lack of skill, or some other reason. In California, firing an employee is legal for the most part. As an “at will” state, both the employer and employee can end the working relationship at any time and without notice. However,… Read More

What is Constructive Discharge in California? To begin, constructive discharge (also known as constructive termination) occurs when a California employer, for unlawful reasons, knowingly creates harsh, intolerable working conditions for an employee. This leaves the worker no realistic choice but to quit, that employee may have a claim for constructive discharge. Under this theory, you… Read More

California and federal law give employees substantial rights, and you can report your employer if they violate one of them. For example, an employer cannot discriminate on the basis of a protected characteristic or require you to break the law. If you report this illegal activity, then your employer might retaliate against you. Sometimes, it… 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

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. You talk with a employment law attorney about your employer’s actions, and your attorney confirms that… Read More

What is considered “At-Will” Employment in California? According to California law, an “at-will” employment in the state of California defines a working relationship with an employee that can be terminated for any reason by their employer. This can happen without any type of warning from the employer in the state of California. An employee under… Read More