When you are working in California, apart from being very happy with your job, you are sure to be a little apprehensive too. You would never know when your boss will just call you in a seemingly harmless meeting and let you know you are fired.
This is one of the biggest fears for any employee, working in California or anywhere else in the world. What happens when you get fired all of a sudden? Where will you go for the money? Who will hire you when you have been “fired” from your previous company? How are you going to pay off all those loans? What happens to that investment you were planning on based on your monthly income? The life of the person, who gets fired, turns upside down.
In order to protect innocent employees who can get fired for no particular reason, just because the boss has the power to do so, the government has various laws in place. It is these laws that ensure the people with power do not misuse it. When there is a law governing their actions, people tend to be more cautious and level-headed in their decisions to hire or fire an employee.
So, now that you are working in a state where the boss can fire at will, do you know about the law that gives them the power to do so? Do you know what their limitations are and how safe your job actually is?
An employer though has the power to fire at will, cannot do so due to discriminations. These include
- Physical ability (handicapped)
- Medical Condition
- Marital status
- Sexual orientation
If at all you feel you have been fired for no proper reason and your employer is refusing to divulge the details, you can take a legal course of action. If you have signed a legal contract before employment, then your employer will have to give you the reasons as stated in the contract.