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California is an at-will state which means that employers can terminate an employee for any reason or no reason at all as long as the reason is lawful. However, if an employer terminates an employee who falls under a protected category, then it is unlawful and you may have case against that employer. 



If you blow the whistle at work or challenge illegal conduct, you may be protected. Find out more by contacting our firm.



The law prohibits unlawful treatment of an employee such as discrimination or harassment based on a protected category and/or retaliation against an employee for exercising any right under state or federal employment law.

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Wage and hour laws govern how employers must compensate its employees. Wage and hour laws include but are not limited to meal and rest breaks, overtime, and minimum wage. Misclassification significantly affects wage and hour laws. 


Protected Categories:

  • Age

  • Disability

    • Failure to Engage in Interactive Process​

    • Failure to Accommodate

  • Equal Pay/Compensation

  • Genetic Information

  • Marital Status

  • Medical Condition

  • Military and Veteran Status

  • National Origin

  • Pregnancy

  • Race/Color

  • Religion

  • Sex/Gender

  • Sexual Harassment

Learn More About Your Legal Options:

  • Equal Opportunity Employment Commission (EEOC)

  • Civil Rights Department (CRD)

  • Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE

  • Civil Lawsuit

Contact us to see which option is the best for you. 

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