Although most employment is at-will, meaning, an employer may discharge an employee or change the terms of the employment for any reason or no reason at all, there is limitation on this general rule. The employer cannot terminate the employment for a “wrongful” reason—a reason that is against public policy. Examples of wrongful termination may include:
- The employer fires an employee because of race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, ancestry, mental and physical disability, medical condition, age, or pregnancy;
- The employer fires the employee for blowing the whistle or threatening to blow the whistle on illegal acts or unsafe practices; or
- The employer fires the employee for advocating equal pay.
If you are a wrongful termination victim, you have rights. At Clark Employment Law, we are committed to seeking justice for employees who have been wrongfully terminated. Please contact our firm if you feel that your employer fires you for reasons that are against public policy. Our Los Angeles based attorneys with experience and expertise in employment law will thoroughly assess whether there is a violation of your civil right. We will assist you in pursuing all legal remedies that are available to you.