California is an at-will state, which means that an employer can fire you for any reason at any time, with or without cause. This means that if your boss doesn’t like your personality, if you run out of work, if they think you’re lazy, or if they just don’t need you anymore, they can fire you at any time.

However, it’s important to note that this doesn’t mean that an employer can fire you for illegal reasons. Despite the at-will nature of employment in California, employers are still prohibited from terminating employees based on protected characteristics such as race, gender, religion, and more. Additionally, employers are also prohibited from terminating employees for complaining about or reporting workplace harassment or discrimination.

It’s important for employees to understand their rights and what constitutes as illegal termination. If you believe your rights as an employee have been violated, it is important to seek legal guidance from an experienced employment lawyer. They can review your case, advise you on your rights and options, and help you take the appropriate steps to protect your interests. Remember that there are specific time limits to file a claim, so It’s important to act quickly.

Sanjay Sabarwal focuses his practice in the areas of Employment Law, Family Law and Personal Injury Law and provides outstanding service and expertise for your legal right to win cases with personalized attention and insightful counsel. Mr. Sabarwal has been the Co-Owner and House Counsel for Ziba Beauty, member of the American Bar Association, Los Angeles Bar Association, South Asian Bar Association and Orange County Bar Association. He also serves on the Advisory Board for Youth Business Alliance, which connects entrepreneurs to speak at underserved schools in Los Angeles County. He is also a board member for the Artesia Chamber of Commerce. Contact Sanjay at or (562) 250-4471.

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