In general, you also have the right to be treated fairly and in good faith, including the right not to be fired without good cause, a fair and honest reason from the employer. In California, this means an opportunity to respond or respond to allegations made against you in the workplace. This is a way of saying that you have the right to address any evidence of wrongdoing that is presented against you and explain your side of the story.
As an employee in California, it is also your legal right to be paid on time for all work done up to the day of discharge. While still working for the company, you are also entitled in many cases to rest periods at appropriate times and for all overtime worked “after hours”.
In California and most other states, you are protected by law against discrimination for many reasons, including race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability, or medical condition. When you can do so reasonably and in good faith, it is also your right to stand up and speak out about business practices that you suspect in good faith of violating the law.
As a “whistleblower,” it is your legal right to make a complaint to appropriate managers about conditions at your workplace that you sincerely believe are unsafe or violate the law. These include discrimination, retaliation, misrepresentation, and many other actions that are legally considered unfair business practices. You have a related right against retaliation for filing one of these complaints in good faith.
If you are the victim of discrimination, retaliation or unfair dismissal from your job, you can contact our offices for a consultation and further advice tailored to your situation. All of these issues need clarification, as they apply to your individual complaints and issues.