California Employment Law
California Employment Law Questions Answered by Legal Experts
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You have done the best thing you can do by bringing the work conditions to the attention of the owner. You might want to write to him again, asking what you can do to uphold the integrity of the company and at the same time protect yourself from the acts of these employees who do not care about the company. The only thing you can do is to continue to briefly inform the owner of what is going on in the workplace because he is the only person who would be able to help you if the managers decided to fire you. If the owner is not usually on the premises during work hours and he has given the decision making authority to others, you must remember that if an employer and employee do not have a signed written employment agreement setting forth the rights and responsibilities of the parties, and the conditions under which the employer may terminate the employee, then the employee may leave the employer at any time without any obligation to the employer, and by the same token, the employer may terminate the employee at any time, with or without cause without any liability to the employee.
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