Although employers have a fair amount of latitude for firing employees,
there are reasons that are not legally acceptable for ending someone’s
employment. When employees are fired for one of these unlawful reasons,
it is called
wrongful termination. Because of the complexities of wrongful termination cases, it can be
helpful to contact a labor rights attorney in San Jose, CA, to evaluate
your case if you think it has happened to you.
There are many different causes for termination that are not allowed under
the law. You cannot be fired for your age, gender or gender identification,
or religion. Your employer is also not allowed to fire you for your political
views, for becoming pregnant or planning to become pregnant, or because
you have physical or emotional disabilities. Furthermore, your employer
cannot terminate you for taking family medical leave to which you are
entitled. Other causes of termination can also be unlawful, so if you
think your employer has violated your rights, talk to a labor attorney,
who can review your circumstances and decide what steps to take.