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How to know if you have been wrongfully terminated

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Being fired from a job is something nobody wants to go through. When it happens, there is often little to do except move on.

But when someone is wrongfully terminated - that is, fired for an illegal or discriminatory reason - there are special considerations to be made.

Understanding California Employment Law

California is an at-will employment state. This means that an employer can fire an employee for any reason - except if that reason is illegal or discriminatory in nature.

Your employer can fire you if you're not good at your job or even if he or she doesn't like you. But your employer cannot wrongfully terminate you. Some examples of wrongful termination include:

  • Firing an employee because she is pregnant - or expected to become pregnant in the near future
  • Firing an employee because of his or her religious practices
  • Firing an employee who reported unsafe working conditions
  • Firing an employee because he or she requested time off under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
  • Firing an employee because he or she pursued a sexual harassment or discrimination claim against the company

If you believe that your employer fired you for an illegal reason, you should talk to an employment law attorney about your legal rights and options. Even if you're not sure, it is best to discuss the situation with an attorney. You may have a wrongful termination claim and be entitled to compensation.

Contact an attorney from the Pasadena's Bononi Law Group, LLC. We offer a free case consultation.

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