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Unfortunately, yes you could. California, like most every state, is an "at will" employer. This means that in the absence of an employment contract or union agreement (which typically give employees more rights) you may be terminated at any time, for any reason, with or without cause, so long as you aren't terminated for an unlawful reason -such as because of your race, religion, age (if over 40) sex, disability or national origin, or because of public policy (e.g., you can't be fired because you filed a worker's compensation claim or because you refused to do something illegal).So, even though your employer has never enforced this policy in the past, and has never said anything to you about it, they absolutely could still terminate you now if they wanted to. It wouldn't even have to be about you having the dog -as an at will employee they could terminate you just because they want to.Now, if you were bringing the dog because of a disability -they are a therapy dog, for example, then it would be unlawful for them to ask you to remove the dog from the premises.I'm sorry the news couldn't be more positive.If you need clarification about my answer or additional information, please use the SEND or REPLY button to continue our conversation. Your satisfaction is my goal and I am here to help!Please remember to kindly leave a positive rating for me by clicking on the stars, as that is the only way experts are paid for their time even though you may have already paid a deposit to the site. Follow-up questions asked in this thread do not cost anything additional after leaving a positive rating. Thank you!
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