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Terminations can't be retaliatory or discriminatory

Employers often think very carefully before they terminate an employee. Unfortunately, there are also employers who fire people just because they aren't happy with a complaint the employee made against the company or another worker. Even though California is an at-will employment state, employers can't fire employees for discriminatory or retaliatory purposes.

Things to do after you lose your job

Job loss can come as a shock to you, especially in the case of wrongful termination. If you find yourself in this situation, you need to decide where you are going to go from here. In the case of wrongful termination, you might opt to take legal action against the employer, but this is only one component of your plan.

Speaking up about illegal matters shouldn't cost you your job

You know that your employer is doing something illegal. Now, you have to decide what you are going to do about that knowledge. You might be at a loss for what you are going to do because you don't want to make your employer upset but you also don't want the illegal activity to continue.

2 Wells Fargo executives allege they were wrongfully terminated

A husband and wife pair, both long term employees of Wells Fargo, filed a joint wrongful termination lawsuit in federal court in Los Angeles on Thursday, August 31. In their lawsuit, the spouses acknowledge that their superiors have accused them of engaging in using unethical sales techniques prior to their firings. They, however, allege that their terminations came as a result of accusing their supervisors of impropriety.

Understand when termination is illegal

Your ability to keep your job depends on how well you do your job. All employers have rules and guidelines that must be followed if you want to keep on working there. If you don't follow those, you will be terminated. If you are terminated for failing to do your job properly, there likely isn't anything you can do about the termination.

Rocker and drummer in heated legal battle with each other

While you can be terminated for almost any reason under the sun, there are a few reasons that are illegal to use as the basis for termination. You can't be fired because of your age, gender or several other protected statuses. If you are, you might opt to take legal action.

Drug testing and California employers: 3 things to know

Last weekend NPR reported that employers in Colorado are rethinking their policies on employee drug testing. In a very tight labor market, employers are having second thoughts about insisting on a zero-tolerance stance toward off-work marijuana use.

Wrongful termination cases can involve complex concepts

Losing a job is something that can have negative impacts on the person who is terminated. When the termination is a wrongful termination, the person might opt to pursue legal action against the employer. This is something that can be difficult to prove; however, we know that it isn't impossible when the case involves a termination that falls under the legal umbrella of wrongful termination.

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