Most employees in California are at-will, generally meaning they can be fired and can quit at any time. However, even at-will employees are protected from being fired for illegal reasons. For example, it may constitute wrongful termination if an employee is fired because she is pregnant or just gave birth, he or she asked for accommodations or leaves of absences, or he or she complained about illegal conduct like harassment. Given this, it is not surprising that we often see wrongful termination cases with other forms of illegal conduct (like discrimination, harassment, and retaliation).
If you believe you have been wrongfully terminated, contact our firm for a free consultation.