I was laid off and told that it is because work was slow. I found out that the week after i was laid off they hired someone else. anything i can do

Asked on May 22, 2009 under Employment Labor Law, California


L.M., Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 11 years ago | Contributor

Without a written contract, in California you are an "at will" employee.  That means that your employer can fire you at any time for a reason, or for no reason at all.  Unless you can prove that you were somehow discriminated against because of your skin color, gender, religion, age or sexual orientation, I would recommend you start looking for a new job.  Wish I had better news for you.

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