Wrongful termination happens when an employment relationship is ended by an employer in violation of the employee’s legal rights. In Bakersfield, wrongful termination claims can arise when an employer violates a state or federal statute, general principles of public policy, the worker’s employment contract, or some other aspect of the law.
California law makes it illegal to fire an employee for engaging in certain legally protected activities, including:
Termination isn’t the only negative job action employees may experience due to their participation in a legally protected activity. Retaliation can take a number of more-subtle forms, including:
Legally-binding employment contracts can often supersede the “at-will” employment relationship. Your termination may be in wrongful breach of contract if your employer has failed to meet its contracted promises of job security, including: