In California, most employees are hired on an “at will” basis, which means they can choose to terminate their relationship with an employer at any time. Likewise, they can also be terminated by the employer at any time. There does not have to be any advance notice. There are, however, a number of termination reasons […]read more
Harold Carter spent a full quarter of a century working for FedEx. He always envisioned that he’d retire from the giant shipping company—with benefits. But in 2016, that dream came to a screeching halt with Niguel was fired from his job as retaliation to his complaints about a serious workplace injury. Now the Los Angeles […]read more
California is an At-Will employment state. This means that your employer can ask you to sign a document that states that you can be let go for whatever reason at any time. Doesn’t that make you feel secure in your job? Typically companies do not exercise these kinds of removals unless there is a real […]read more
These days, there are so many different types of jobs in California and all across the United States that it is practically impossible to find two individuals with identical job duties. Each job has its own physical requirements. While some workers are expected to sit at a computer for 8 hours straight, others are required […]read more
Finding a job that we like is really hard. We do what we can to find something interesting and that plays into our strengths so that we can eventually climb up the ladder to an even better job with even better pay. As young adults, we are told that if you just work hard and […]read more
Unemployment insurance programs offer a myriad of benefits to eligible workers who have lost a job “through no fault of their own.” Oftentimes, workers in California overlook that safety net, thinking that they are not eligible or, for some reason, do not qualify for unemployment benefits. Eligibility rules, trying to get a free consultation from […]read more
Was “mass layoff” the excuse given by your employer to explain why you were fired? You may have just been wrongfully terminated if your employer failed to comply with California’s WARN Act. For example, have you received at least 60 days’ notice prior to the firing, which your employer refers to as a “mass layoff”? […]read more
We couldn’t believe this when we saw it. A fire engineer has filed a lawsuit against the Five Cities Fire Authority claiming wrongful termination. Jarrid Boyer claims he was terminated from his position after he discovered that the Fire Authority was not paying into the California Public Employees Retirement System for reserve firefighters who worked […]read more
It’s not uncommon for Californians to lose their job, although not always through their own guilt. Being a no-fault state empowers businesses around the Golden State to willfully terminate someone’s employment ‘just because’. However, as your wrongful termination attorney may tell you, whistleblowing, even uncovering hazardous workplace conditions, can lead to your untimely firing. Before […]read more
Employees in California work at will, which means they can be fired at any time for any lawful reason. However, it is illegal firing an employee on the basis of discrimination or retaliation. These exclusions are valid for both, at-will and contract employees. A Los Angeles wrongful termination attorney can take a look at your […]read more
Your job is more than just a source of income. It is a major part of your lifestyle. If you have been the victim of wrongful termination, wrongful demotion or any kind of discriminatory business practices, it is time to take action and contact a Ventura employment law attorney that can help. Attorney Matthew A. Kaufman and the team at The Kaufman Law Firm bring experience and a vast arsenal of legal resources to help clients recover the money they deserve.
To learn more, contact our Westlake Village or Los Angeles law office today and schedule a free initial consultation to discuss your case.