Good afternoon Terry,
Thanks for clarifying that for me.
As for COBRA, the law requires that the employer must notify the plan administrator of the qualifying event---your resignation----within 30 days. The plan administrator then has 14 days in which to notify you and your family members who had coverage of your rights to continue coverage under COBRA. So, it could be as late as Mid May before you are contacted, and that will still be legal.
There is no law in CA which prohibits an employer from falsely claiming that you are not doing your job. In CA, employees are presumed to be "at will
." At-will employees may be terminated for any reason—at any time
, even a mistaken reason, they can have their hours or pay decreased and they can suffer a cut in their benefits, so long as it's not illegal or unlawfully discriminatory
. Generally, employees who work under an employment contract can only be terminated, or have significant changes made in their work conditions, for reasons specified in the contract. In your state, an employment relationship is at-will unless there is a defined duration for the employment contract or if the contract permits termination by the employer only under specified circumstances.
Unlawful discrimination would include an employer discriminating based upon a person’s Ethnicity, Color, Religion, National Origin, Gender or Disability.
Now, if you have been discriminated against based on your race, color, gender, ethnic or national origin, age, religion, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other personal characteristic protected by law, then you would have a viable discrimination claim. If this is the case, let me know and I can explain what you can do to seek a legal remedy.
I'm really sorry, but the fact that your new Administrator didn't understand your job, or perhaps disliked you for some reason---that would not by itself give you a right to sue the company for harassment.
You may reply back to me again, using the Reply to Expert link, if you have additional questions.
I wish you the best in your future,