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Did I get terminated from my job wrongfully?

Being relieved of your duties where you work is never a pleasant situation. Even if you've experienced getting fired before, it's not something that you can get used to in life. In fact, it can be very difficult, stressful, overwhelming and frightening to lose your job. Here are some things you should look at to determine if you have been wrongfully terminated from your place of employment in California.

You must understand what at-will employment means. Almost all employment across the country is viewed as at-will employment. This means that you are free to quit your job whenever you'd like for no reason. At the same time, your employer can fire you whenever for no reason. Despite this, employment that is terminated because you are forced to quit is illegal.

It's also a good idea to take a look at discrimination laws. Employers cannot fire an employee because of his or her race, ethnicity, religious beliefs, pregnancy, age, gender, disability or nation of origin.

Employers that terminate employees for acting as whistleblowers can be held liable for wrongful termination. A whistleblower is a person who reports his or her employer for unethical or illegal actions.

Employees are protected by the Family and Medical Leave Act (FLMA). This act affords employees time off from their jobs for various reasons, including the birth of a child. The law also protects those serving in the military who are called to active duty. This means that employers cannot terminate the employment of any employee out of work on family leave.

Dealing with wrongful termination is never easy. It's a situation that needs to be handled seriously and with assistance from those experienced in this sector of employment law. Protect your rights today and begin documenting everything that happened leading up to your termination.

Source: Findlaw, "Was I Wrongfully Discharged From My Job?," accessed Feb. 15, 2018

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