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

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 an 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