Severance pay is administered to employees who are terminated from their job due to no fault of their own. The pay is provided by the employer, which typically has some type of severance pay policy in place at the company. Here is a brief overview of severance pay in California.
Many people are surprised to learn that they are an at-will employee. This means that their employer can fire them at anytime, for any reason, with or without notice. So, an at-will employee can lose his or her job the minute he or she walks into the building one morning. Or at the end of the day and not be given two weeks to find a new job. Here is a little overview of at-will employment in California.
Losing a job is hard, but when you lose that job because you were wrongfully terminated, the situation becomes even harder. There are many different situations that would fall under wrongful termination; however, these cases are often difficult to prove.
Anytime someone is let go from a professional position, they are likely to feel slighted and wronged. Getting fired or laid off — no matter how much it might hurt — doesn't always mean you were wrongfully discharged. Here are some legal reasons that you might have been let go unlawfully.
The vast majority of workers in the private sector, approximately 60 million people according to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) are considered "at will" employees. This means your employment can be terminated for any reason - or sometimes for no reason at all.