Employers tend to have substantial flexibility when giving reasons for terminating employees. That’s not to say an employer can fire you for absolutely any reason they see fit. In California, there are potential instances when an employer may be breaking the law by terminating an employee. Do you believe that you have been the victim […]read more
Losing your job can feel quite unnerving, and when you are terminated without just cause, it can feel infuriating. It is understandable to feel that you were wrongfully terminated, but do you have a valid claim for wrongful termination that will stand up in court? California is an “at-will” state giving employers significant leeway in […]read more
We have all been impacted by COVID-19 in different ways. We cannot listen to the news without hearing about its ramifications, its testing, and what it has done to businesses around the country. We have done our best to adjust our lives and make the best choices for ourselves and our families. But when we […]read more
Termination for any or no reason is often acceptable under the at-will doctrine for those who do not have a written or implied contract. However, when an employee in California has an employment agreement, the employer has less discretion in the matter. Chron.com explains that the contract typically spells out the process that must be […]read more
Laid-off, let-go, and severance, there are many euphemisms for getting fired from a job. No matter the terminology your boss may use, it is a universal punch in the gut. It shakes your confidence in work and in the family. But when the dust settles and you push through the self-pity, you have some things […]read more
In California, there are many employees who could tell you that every job has its ups and downs. Unfortunately, some jobs are more down than up, especially when your employer ignores your rights and treats you unfairly. Worse still, if you complain, you may be afraid of retaliation and the possibility of being fired for […]read more
In California, people lose their jobs every week, yet many of them do not deserve to be fired. Unfortunately, all too many employers abuse their power by treating employees unfairly. Some discriminate against workers for reasons that are unconnected with their job performance, while others retaliate against employees who have gone against their wishes. Whatever […]read more
Many workers in California have experienced the loss of a job at some point in their lives. There are many reasons this can happen, but it is often a distressing experience, especially if you had no idea that it was going to happen or if you were dismissed for illegal reasons. All of a sudden […]read more
As many workers in California are aware, many employee rights are protected by law. Although it is possible to be fired for many fairly arbitrary reasons, there are several areas that are considered illegal to use as a reason to dismiss someone. If an employer terminates your position for any of these reasons, even if […]read more
Being dismissed from your job is never a pleasant experience. However, as many workers in California know, it can happen all too easily, particularly if you get on the wrong side of your employer. There are several reasons that you could be dismissed and not all of them are legal. However, it is not always […]read more
Your job is more than just a source of income. It is a major part of your lifestyle. If you have been the victim of wrongful termination, wrongful demotion or any kind of discriminatory business practices, it is time to take action and contact a Ventura employment law attorney that can help. Attorney Matthew A. Kaufman and the team at The Kaufman Law Firm bring experience and a vast arsenal of legal resources to help clients recover the money they deserve.
To learn more, contact our Westlake Village or Los Angeles law office today and schedule an initial consultation to discuss your case.