Employees in California have the right to not be terminated due to an illegal reason.  If you have been wrongfully terminated, we will enforce your employment rights and hold your former employer accountable.  If you suspect you have been wrongfully terminated, please contact our office for a free consultation.

In general, California is an “at-will” state, meaning an employer can terminate its employees at any time for any lawful reason.  Although this seems broad, there are many restrictions on employers.  Below are some of examples:

Discrimination: California prohibits discrimination of employees based on their:

  • Race.
  • Religious creed.
  • Color.
  • Physical disability.
  • Mental disability.
  • Medical condition.
  • Genetic information.
  • Marital status.
  • Sex, including:
  • pregnancy;
  • childbirth; or
  • medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, or breast feeding.
  • Gender.
  • Gender identity.
  • Gender expression.
  • Age (40 or older).
  • Sexual orientation.
  • Military and veteran status.

If you believe you have been terminated due to one of these reasons, then you were wrongfully terminated and have recourse against your former employer.