Example 2: You work in a non-essential business and, as such, you are required to stay home because of California’s and/or San Diego’s stay home orders relating to COVID-19. However, in violation of the stay home orders, your employer is forcing you to report to the worksite during the pandemic. A willful violation of California’s stay home order is a misdemeanor in violation of Government Code §8665. As such, if your employer fires you for refusing to report to the worksite in this scenario, you may have a wrongful termination claim.
Can I Be Fired for Refusing to Work Because of COVID-19?