When is a Layoff Unlawful?

This video details when a layoff is actually a violation of employment law.

This post is about unlawful layoffs. If you were laid off, how do you know if the termination was legal or not? In this video, Branigan Robertson, an employment lawyer in California, explains when a layoff is illegal.

At a basic level, a layoff is unlawful if you were fired because of one of two reasons:

  1. You engaged in a protected activity, or
  2. You are a member of a protected class.

The video explains exactly what these mean and goes deep into how you and your lawyer can prove it. Branigan also covers the WARN Act, severance packages, and how much unlawful layoff cases can be worth.

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