Sachi Clements has served as a legal editor at Nolo, specializing in employment law and workers’ compensation law. Before joining Nolo, Sachi practiced law for several years in San Francisco, first representing injured plaintiffs in personal injury lawsuits, then advising businesses on employment and corporate matters. Sachi received her law degree from the University of San Francisco School of Law, where she graduated magna cum laude.
Articles By Sachi Clements
If you want to file a lawsuit against your employer for discriminating against you in violation of federal law, you must first file a charge of discrimination with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency that interprets and enforces the laws prohibiting discrimination.
Wrongful termination is a catchall term that refers to all the types of legal claims employees can make against employers for firing them. Most employees in the United States work at will, which means they can quit at any time and they can be fired at any time, for any reason that's not illegal.
Question: I work as a bartender at a nightclub in California. Our schedules are usually posted a couple weeks in advance. Last week, I showed up on a Thursday night and my shift was supposed to be from 5:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. At around 8:00 p.m., my manager told me to go home early because it was a slow