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    If I Sue a Company for Firing Me, What Would Happen?

    Submitted by rachel on Fri, 03/24/2023 - 12:08

    In many cases, if you work for an employer on at-will employment terms, you can be fired without your employer giving you a reason. You can also terminate your employment without having to provide a reason for quitting.

    However, there are some situations in which you may be fired illegally. State and federal laws prohibit employers from firing an employee because of discrimination, whistleblowing or because they have applied for workers’ compensation or family or medical leave. If this has happened to you, you may have grounds to sue your employer.

    Can You Be Fired For No Reason In California?

    Submitted by eric on Thu, 03/23/2023 - 16:49

    Your employer doesn’t always need to provide you with a reason to terminate your employment in California. However, there are instances in which employers do break the law when firing workers.

    This overview will answer some of your essential questions about this topic. For more details, it’s wise to consult with a California wrongful termination lawyer.

    Employment Law Trends in 2023

    Submitted by Elizabeth on Fri, 02/17/2023 - 13:01

    It is common practice for states to put into effect employment law updates that have been legislated at the start of each New Year. Updates of existing employment laws, as well as new laws that have come into effect, commonly come into force on January 1st of each New Year. These changes in employment law affect both employers’ obligations to their employees and the rights of employees.

    Damages in a California Wrongful Termination Case

    Submitted by Elizabeth on Wed, 02/01/2023 - 16:43

    If you have been working for wages in California, then you have more than likely been working in “at will” employment conditions. Essentially, “at will” employment means that employers can fire an employee for almost any reason they like. Likewise, employees can terminate their employment whenever they would like.

    What are the Main Employment Laws in the U.S?

    Submitted by Elizabeth on Wed, 01/25/2023 - 13:52

    There are many laws that protect employees from illegal actions that are taken by employers. The main ones include Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), the Equal Pay Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act and the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA). These laws were put in place—and continue to exist—to help ensure that employee rights are maintained, and workplace discrimination does not take place.  

    Can You Refuse To Work If My Employer Hasn’t Paid Me?

    Submitted by rachel on Wed, 01/18/2023 - 10:51

    An employer may be breaking the law if they aren’t paying you in a timely manner or if they aren’t paying you the wages you’ve earned. You might think you can just refuse to work in these circumstances.

    This could be a mistake. As this overview will explain, you have other options to consider before jeopardizing your employment by refusing to do your job.