When Does Termination Violate Public Policy?
- discrimination on the basis of race, national origin, sex, pregnancy, religion, disability, age, marital status, or sexual orientation;
- discrimination or retaliation for seeking a reasonable accommodation for a disability;
- discrimination or retaliation for having complained about discrimination or unlawful harassment;
- retaliation for taking a medical leave of absence;
- discrimination or retaliation for complaining about workplace safety;
- discrimination or retaliation for filing for workers’ compensation; and
- retaliation for having complained to the employer, or to a government agency about the unlawful activities of the employer.
The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.