This might not make sense to some people, but it can actually be difficult to identify wrongful termination. For example, if an employer has been thinking about getting rid of a worker for illegal reasons, he or she may disguise the termination by listing a legal reason for firing the worker. Because the vast majority of employment in California is "at-will," wrongful termination can go completely overlooked.
Employment discrimination remains a serious issue in California. Fortunately, the state government provides help to people who have suffered discrimination in their careers.
Employment and housing should be available to everyone willing to work for it. Although many challenges remain before workplace and housing discrimination are conquered, California is on the forefront of protecting workers and residents as groups and on case-by-cases basis.
Discrimination against protected groups is prohibited by federal and California law. Offenses may take the form of verbal abuse, limited opportunities or wrongful termination. The Golden State's Fair Employment and Housing Act names race, color, gender, disability and religion among other classes that create a protected group.
Being pregnant is an exciting but sometimes complicated time. There are many questions you might have, especially concerning your job. Your employment rights during and after your pregnancy are a top concern.