Legal Question in Employment Law in California

I have worked for this company for almost seventeen years without any benefits.Fellow employees have just started and already have medical benefits, is this legal?

Asked on 9/12/13, 2:53 pm

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Timothy McCormick Libris Solutions - Dispute Resolution Services


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Answered on 9/12/13, 3:29 pm

Terry A. Nelson Nelson & Lawless

Yes. Employers are entitled to set and change hours, duties, titles, compensation, benefits, leaves, vacations, holidays, policies, rules, etc., just not retroactively. You should ask for 'fair treatment' and benefits, but you have no 'right' to them.

Also, not only are there no laws against poor management, 'unfair treatment', or rude, obnoxious or harassing behavior by management or other employees, but in general, unless an employee is civil service, in a union, or has a written employment contract, they are an 'at will' employee that can be disciplined or terminated any time for any reason, with or without ‘cause’, explanation or notice.

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Answered on 9/13/13, 12:41 pm

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