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Can I Be Fired While On Medical Leave In California?

By Obagi Law Group, P.C. |

It is not uncommon for employees to take time off work because of a medical condition, injury, illness, or disability. In California, employees can seek medical leave under both: The Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) — a federal law; and The California Family Rights Act (CFRA) Many employees who have a medical condition that… Read More »

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Can I Be Fired for Looking for Another Job?

By Obagi Law Group, P.C. |

Many people choose to start looking for a new job while still working for their current (and soon-to-be-former) boss. The reason why workers are “job hunting” while still working for their employer is obvious: They want to minimize the amount of time they will be unemployed once they leave their job. However, if your… Read More »

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Can You Be Fired for Your Social Media Posts in California?

By Obagi Law Group, P.C. |

What does California’s employment law say about firing an employee for their social media posts? Can your employer legally terminate your employment for something you posted on social media? The answer to this question is, “It depends.” Since California is an at-will employment state — and California Labor Code 2922 states that at-will employees… Read More »

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Can My California Employer Fire Me for Smoking Marijuana?

By Obagi Law Group, P.C. |

As of December 2020, using marijuana is legal for all adults in 11 states, while 34 states allow marijuana use for medical purposes. California is one of the states where marijuana is legal for recreational use, which begs the question, “Can employees be fired for smoking marijuana in California?” The answer depends on a… Read More »

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