Given that perfectly capable workers across the state of California lose their jobs every day to mass layoffs and other factors that are largely beyond their control, it’s important that you understand your rights under state and federal employment law guidelines. We here at Kastner Kim LLP believe that accurately identifying incidents of wrongful termination is crucial to combating unlawful discrimination across the state.
One of the difficulties that often arise in wrongful termination cases is that employees are not always familiar with how anti-discrimination employment guidelines apply to them, since the state of California recognizes at-will employment policies. Federal discrimination guidelines, such as the Family and Medical Leave Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act, mandate legal protections extended to workers across the country. Beyond that, both state and federal regulations identify protected classes by which employers are prohibited from showing unlawful biases.