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What are the Legal Implications of Quitting Your Job?

What are the legal implications of quitting your job? Can you collect unemployment? Severance? What if you have a case and you quit (vs letting them fire you), will you still be able to take action? I answer all of those questions in this video.

My office gets a lot of calls from people who quit and still want to take action. This video details the critical things that lawyers look at in this situation.

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How to Complain to Human Resources the Right Way

As with all things in life, making a complaint at work is a risk. If you complain to human resources the wrong way, you might get fired (it happens far more often than people think). That is why I took the time to make a video about the correct way to complain to HR.

This video will explain the five things you need to know before you complain about your issue at work. It also covers how HR will react to your complaint and what you should expect if they conduct an “investigation.”

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What does being an “at-will employee” actually mean? Can I get fired for “any reason”?

This is a very common question. At-will employment does not mean that the company can fire you for any reason they want. That is incorrect. In this video, employment attorney Branigan Robertson explains the at-will doctrine and how it actually works.

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What do the terms & conditions in a severance package mean? What are you giving up in exchange for the severance money?

We get a lot of phone calls about severance agreements. This video is meant to help people understand what the terms and conditions mean in their severance package. The video will help you understand what you are giving up in exchange for the severance deal.

This video also explains the common terms that people will encounter in a severance package. It will help you understand if you need to hire a lawyer for a lawsuit or for a detailed review of your agreement.

This is our third major video on the topic of severance. Here are links to the other two:

We hope you find this helpful.

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New Video! How Much are Leave of Absence Lawsuits Worth?

Do you want to know how lawyers value leave of absence cases? Then you should watch this video.

Branigan made this video to add value to his Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and California Family Rights Act (CFRA) webpages. To learn more about these robust and complicated areas of law, visit whatever page most applies to you. Hint: if you are in CA, visit the CFRA page.

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New Video! How Much Money are Discrimination Lawsuits Worth?

I am pleased to release our latest whiteboard video! This video is all about how much money discrimination lawsuits in California settle for. It focuses entirely on the monetary value of unlawful discrimination. It details how much cases are worth and why.

If you want to learn more about unlawful workplace discrimination in California, visit our main discrimination page here.

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