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Rights as an Employee Under the Labor Laws in California

As an employee in California, you benefit from some of the most protective employment laws in the nation. The federal employment laws set the minimum requirements that your employer must follow, California gives you many additional rights and benefits under state law. California employees enjoy a variety of rights and benefits when it comes to wages, meal periods and rest breaks, discrimination and harassment, time off from work, privacy, and other areas concerning employer-employee relations. California employees with work-related injuries and illnesses also have a right to benefits through California Workers’ Compensation.

Wrongful Termination In California

California is an at-will employment state.  This means that an employer or an employee may terminate the employment relationship at any time, for any reason, as long as the reason is not illegal.  It does not make a difference whether the employee actually did anything wrong.  If the employee is at will, then the employee can be fired for any reason at all, with some limited exceptions. If an employer violates any of these exceptions, they may be liable for “wrongful termination.”  If an employer fires an employee for an unlawful reason, then the employee may be able to bring a successful claim against the employer for wrongful termination.

Employees who are fired in violation of an employment contract, for discriminatory reasons, or for exercising certain legal rights may have a wrongful termination claim. In California, most employees work at will, which means they can be fired at any time, with or without notice. However, California has created a number of illegal reasons for termination, which are off-limits for employers.

Wrongful Termination Qualifications Under California Labor Laws

  1. Minimum wage and overtime pay
  2. Meal and rest breaks
  3. Sexual Harassment
  4. Wrongful termination
  5. family and medical leave (FMLA),
  6. Workplace retaliation
  7. Safety in the workplace
  8. Sick leave

Filing a Complaint Against Your Employer

If you’ve been discriminated against in the workplace you can hire California Work Injury Law Center an employment attorney from a law firm and file a claim with the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) or the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).

When to Talk to a Lawyer About Labor Laws in California

As soon as you believe something is wrong and you are not able to fix the issue with your employer it’s the best time to seek out advice.

If you feel you have been the victim of workplace harassment or discrimination you should call an attorney at California Work Injury Law Center. We can help you gather the facts and put together case on your behalf