What damages can I recover in a wrongful termination lawsuit in California?

What damages can I recover in a wrongful termination lawsuit in California?

Before answering this question, let’s first discuss what wrongful termination is. In California, most employees hold their jobs on an “at-will” basis. This means that an employer is free to fire someone for almost any reason. Any reason, that is, Read More …

How Do You Prove Wrongful Termination In California?

How Do You Prove Wrongful Termination In California?

Proving whether you were wrongfully terminated can be complicated. Usually, the company that fired you will use some pretext, such as supposedly poor work performance or insubordination. Typical evidence to counter claims that a worker was fired for legitimate reasons Read More …

What is ‘ERISA,’ and what does it have to do with my long-term disability (LTD) benefits in California?

What is 'ERISA,' and what does it have to do with my long-term disability (LTD) benefits in California?

What is ‘ERISA,’ and what does it have to do with my long-term disability (LTD) benefits? ERISA is an acronym for the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, 29 U.S.C. Section 1001, et seq. ERISA was intended to regulate and Read More …

What is considered age discrimination in California?

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Both public and private California employees are protected by federal and state laws from workplace discrimination, as long as they fall under a protected class. Protected classes include a range of categories, such as race and sexual orientation, but one Read More …

I live in California and may have been exposed to carbon monoxide. What is the first thing I should do? What are the long term effects of carbon monoxide poisoning?

I live in California and may have been exposed to carbon monoxide. What is the first thing I should do? What are the long term effects of carbon monoxide poisoning?

Because carbon monoxide is impossible to see, taste or smell, you may only suspect you have been poisoned when you experience any one or more of the following symptoms: headaches, dizziness, nausea, fatigue, chills, fever and coughing. Exposures of as Read More …

Can I sue a drunk driver who crashed into me in California?

Can I sue a drunk driver who crashed into me in California?

Anyone injured in a California motor vehicle accident can sue the at-fault driver for being injured. However, when the at-fault driver is subsequently convicted of drunk driving at the time of the collision, the victim has additional options to pursue Read More …

How to hire a personal injury attorney and what to consider when making that decision in California?

How to hire a personal injury attorney and what to consider when making that decision in California?

There are several factors that I feel are important when considered who to hire for a personal injury claim. That is different from the question of whether or not to hire a personal injury attorney for a personal injury claim. Unequivocally, the Read More …