Is it legal in California for an employer to lay you off while temps are kept on that you work side by side with?

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Is it legal in California for an employer to lay you off while temps are kept on that you work side by side with?

I was recently laid off by a fortune 500 company (biomedical engineering) that i have worked for for almost 4 years. My former company has full time employees and contractors that work as a team, the temps work 2 to 3 years then are hired on as full time. i was laid off after training a temp for the last 7 months. It seems I trained my replacement.

Asked on July 11, 2012 under Employment Labor Law, California

Answers:

Cameron Norris, Esq. / Law Office of Gary W. Norris

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

I am sorry to hear your situation.  There is no specific law against what happened here.  If you had a contract or other agreement with the company for a specific term of employment, then you have a cause of action here--otherwise you are probably out of luck.  California is an at-will employment state, so generally every employee can quit when they want and every employer can fire when they want unless there is an agreement in place.


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