Pacoima, CA asked in Employment Law for California

Q: wrongful termination

I was wrongfully terminated because of past errors and was not properly trained. I brought my own laptop for browsing the internet on my lunch hour and worse jeans to work once because my health issues have caused me to gain a lot of weight quickly. The same day I asked my corporate office for temporary disability insurance benefits, is when they cut my last check. They knew I was sick and have health problems but didn't care. They couldn't give me a valid reason for termination. They bounced around the topic and it was not fair or clear.

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1 Lawyer Answer
Arkady Itkin
Arkady Itkin
  • San Francisco, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: Termination that's unfair or unjustified is not illegal unless it's due to unlawful discrimination or retaliation. In your case, if you were in fact an at-will employee, the reasons that you mention for your termination do not make it illegal. An employer does not owe an employee a valid reason for termination in the absence of agreeing otherwise.


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