Termination Articles

Helpful Legal Guides Explaining Termination-Related Topics

7 Dumb Ways Employers Violate Wage & Hour Laws in California

Many employers make mistakes in paying their workers or assigning them tasks. This article takes a look at some of the most common violations.

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The 5 Most Common Illegal Reasons to Be Fired in California

Although employers can usually fire employees for any lawful reason, they can’t do so when it breaks one of California's laws. This article explores five of the most common violations that employers commit when terminating their employees.

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Disability Discrimination Laws in the California Workplace

Nobody chooses to have a disability. But, for many, disabilities are a part of life. Sometimes those disabilities can negatively affect a person’s employment. This article explores the workplace rights of people with disabilities in California.

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Age Discrimination Laws in the California Workplace

Age discrimination occurs when an employee or job applicant over the age of 40 receives less favorable treatment because of their age. In many cases, employers in California are prohibited by law from engaging in age discrimination. This article explains the legal protections employees over the age of 40 can enjoy in California.

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Pregnancy Disability Leave (PDL) Law in California

In California, there are generally two types of maternity leave a woman can take: pregnancy disability leave (PDL) and baby bonding leave. This article takes a closer look at PDL, its requirements, and how women can use it during and after their pregnancy.

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Quid Pro Quo Sexual Harassment Under California Law

"Quid pro quo" is a Latin phrase that means “this for that.” Like the name implies, quid pro quo sexual harassment occurs when sexual favors are requested or demanded in exchange for a specific job benefit.

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Wrongful Termination Law in California

Wrongful termination happens when an employment relationship is ended by an employer in violation of the employee’s legal rights. This article explains the important limits that California law places on an employer's ability to terminate their employees.

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Constructive Discharge in California: Did I Quit or Was I Fired?

If you've recently resigned from your job, it's possible that under California law you were actually fired under the doctrine of constructive discharge.

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What “At-Will” Employment Means Under California Law

Most employees in California are considered to be "at-will" employees. "At-will employment" means that the employee is free to leave their jobs at any time and employers are likewise free to fire the employee at any time for any lawful reason⁠—⁠or even no reason at all.

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The Legal Definition of “Sexual Harassment” in California

In California, "sexual harassment" can be understood as inappropriate conduct that is motivated by certain unlawful reasons, like sex or gender. This article explores the details of this definition under California law

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