Category: Wrongful Termination

Information about grounds for wrongful termination cases in California.

How Are Workers Protected from Employer Retaliation?

Employer retaliation can happen for several reasons. Perhaps an employee reported sexual harassment, discrimination or other illegal activities, a term known as whistleblowing. Employers may attempt to fire, demote or harass employees for reporting these activities. Fortunately, employees have federal protections under the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Whistleblower … Continue reading

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What Does ‘At-Will Employment’ Mean?

Cover Photo of Prominent Employment Attorney Doug Silverstein

California is one of many states that recognizes at-will employment. This means employers or employees can terminate their relationship ‘at-will’ with or without cause. Under California’s at-will doctrine, an employer can fire an employee under most circumstances. However, an employee can also quit without notice. There are exceptions to the at-will employment rules that govern … Continue reading

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Why Forced Arbitration Contracts Are Terrible for Workers

A former employee of WeWork has filed a lawsuit based on allegations she was wrongfully terminated for alerting coworkers the company might be violating California labor laws. WeWork is a $15 billion San Francisco startup that turns offices into close-knit shared workspaces. The lawsuit also claims she refused to sign an arbitration contract that would … Continue reading

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What Can We Learn from Dr. Phil’s Embarrassing Wrongful Termination Lawsuit?

Dr. Phil is facing embarrassing allegations that he wrongfully imprisoned 300 employees and shouted them down for leaking information about an upcoming show to the press. The soft-spoken doctor from Texas, also known as Phil McGraw, has been the host of a long-running television series on CBS. A former employee present for the terrifying encounter … Continue reading

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