Wrongful Termination Due to Retaliation
California law also makes it illegal to fire an employee because the employee complained of or reported illegal acts by the employer. Employers may not fire an employee in retaliation for a claim of discrimination, harassment, or wage and hour violations. Specifically, this means that an employer cannot fire, demote, discriminate or otherwise retaliate against an employee because the employee reported discrimination or the employee supported another employee’s discrimination claim. It also means that an employer cannot fire, demote, discriminate or otherwise retaliate against an employee for complaining about employment law violations, such as complaining about unpaid overtime or failure to provide meal and rest breaks.
It is illegal for an employer to retaliate against an employee for reporting harassment, discrimination or other illegal activities. If you feel you have been wrongfully terminated due to retaliation, please Contact Us.