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What factors do courts look at in a constructive dismissal case?

"Constructive dismissal" happens when an employer creates a work environment that is so intolerable that it forces the employee to quit. This may happen when an employer wants to fire an employee but doesn't have a legally valid reason to do so. For example, the employer wants to terminate a worker because they are a member of a specific race but wants to avoid an accusation of discrimination or wrongful termination.

Don't let age discrimination in the workplace go unchallenged

No one wants to get older, but aging is a fact of life. The longer we're alive, the more wrinkles we have and the more our bodies decline. That being said, most people can continue to perform in their jobs at the same capacity, even as they get a few more wrinkles around their eyes. And this is why it's so distressing and unfortunate when someone loses his or her job as a direct result of aging. It's also a violation of federal age discrimination laws.

Wrongful termination often hits when we least expect it

Imagine you've been going to the same office and working in the same job for the last 20 years. You have been comfortable in your position all of these years as it has provided you with a steady and reliable income, plenty of vacation time and nice benefits. The problem is, even though you have impeccably performed your job duties, you were recently terminated from your job without warning, and you suspect it that you may have suffered from wrongful termination.

The link between wrongful dismissal and safety

All workers in the United States have the right to a safe working environment. This right is in place regardless of whether you work in a corporate office or on a construction site. As an employee, you also have the right to speak up if you believe certain conditions in the workplace pose a danger to yourself or others.

Unsafe working conditions and the right to refuse work

Some types of work have the potential to be very dangerous. Construction or mining are two examples of industries that have many risks, and workers can be faced with new challenges and new dangers every day. As a result of the risks posed in workplaces, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has regulations in place to protect workers from unsafe work environments.

Can I be fired because of my medical history?

In today's world, we can find out more than ever about our genetic information as well as medical issues that we might face in the future. This can have a big impact on how we view ourselves, and this medical information can go a long way toward predicting future health issues.

Was I retaliated against after highlighting employee safety?

All employees have the right to voice any concerns they have about safety. However, when they do, this can be costly for the employer, since the employer will likely need to enact policies to address the safety conditions in the workplace. This is why employers can often wrongly become angry at employees who make complaints about safety in the workplace, either intentionally or unintentionally.

What situations make a California job termination illegal?

When you are terminated from your job, it can be a very upsetting experience, no matter the circumstances. However, when you are fired and you believe that the firing was an unlawful one, it can be even more stressful, and you probably feel confused and hurt. If you have any suspicion that your termination was not done under legal circumstances, it is important that you take the time to read about how employment law works in the state of California.

Understanding disability laws and reasonable accommodations

All employees with disabilities are protected by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The ADA protects the rights of disabled people by making sure that they are not discriminated against and helping them feel empowered to live as normal a life as possible, and this includes participation in the workplace.

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