While California is an “at-will” employment state, and employers are generally free to terminate an employee with or without cause, just as employees are free to quit without notice, employers are restricted by the United States Constitution and the California Constitution, as well as the laws of our State, from engaging in discriminatory employment practices. The laws prohibit discrimination by an employer based on gender, race, color, sexual preference, religion, national origin, age, and disability. Furthermore, under federal and state law, an employer is required to make a “reasonable accommodation” for a known disability of a qualified applicant or employee if it would not impose an undue hardship on the operation of the employer’s business. “Reasonable accommodations” are adjustments or modifications provided by an employer to enable disabled persons to enjoy equal employment opportunities and will vary depending upon the needs of the individual applicant or employee. If you believe you have been subjected to discrimination, harassment, or retaliation in the workplace, you may be able to pursue a legal claim against your employer. To discuss your potential case, please contact our firm at (626) 793-3900, or submit an inquiry through our website.