If you are terminated by your employer, that doesn’t mean the end of your rights. In fact, getting laid off may activate a whole new set of rights. For example, that you can’t be fired because of your race, color, national origin, sex, or religious belief, and you can take action against your employer if you are. And even if you are terminated for a lawful reason you may still have some rights, such as the right to collect unemployment insurance benefits. If you discover that you are being terminated and you belong to a union, you should immediately contact the union; as a collective bargaining agreement may give you some rights to job security, reinstatement, or benefits—rights that a nonunion employee doesn’t have.

If you or a loved one has been injured at work it is important to protect your legal rights. Call (916) 922-9902 to speak with a Sacramento California workers compensation injury attorney, Tom Johnson.