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What Is California At-Will Employment?

April 16th, 2022|

The labor laws in California assume that all employees are employed at will. At-will employment means an employer can fire an employee at any time without any reason or notice. It is at their “will” to terminate any worker. However, an employee can leave at any time with or without reason if they are at-will. The reason for termination is defined by the word “cause” in labor laws. A cause is thought to be a good reason that is not regulated by any authority. Employers are not often asked to go in front of a court and prove they had good cause for a termination every time they fire someone. At-will employment is beneficial to employers because it allows

Is It Illegal to Threaten to Fire an Employee?

April 15th, 2022|

When it comes to work, we all want to feel secure in our positions, and no one wants to be constantly looking over their shoulder, worried that they might get fired at any moment. Unfortunately, in today’s economy, job insecurity is a very real thing for many people. If your boss is threatening to fire you, that pressure can be enormous. While you might not be able to do anything about the overall job market, if you find yourself in a situation where your boss is threatening to fire you, you may be able to take action. In California, it may be considered extortion to threaten to fire an employee, and extortion is illegal. This is because it can

Can You Sue Your Employer for Causing a Nervous Breakdown?

March 16th, 2022|

Some people are surprised to find that the term “nervous breakdown” is not actually a specific medical diagnosis, nor does it have a clear definition under the law. This is to say, it does not refer to any particular behavioral disorder or mental health crisis. In fact, the phrase has become something of a taboo among many modern mental and behavioral health professionals. Much of the older language used for speaking about mental and emotional health carries a great deal of stigma due to historical attitudes around these issues. As our understanding of mental health deepens and our cultural acceptance of emotional health as a core part of overall well-being expands, the language used to refer to these issues

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