California is an at-will employment state. (Every state but Montana is at-will.) This means that you can terminate someone for any reason or no reason, as long as it doesn’t violate the law. So, you can terminate someone for wearing mismatched shoes, but you can’t terminate someone for being pregnant. You can fire a pregnant woman for wearing mismatched shoes, but you better be able to show that you fire all people with fashion failures.
So, how could Yahoo possibly be facing a lawsuit for firing employees? There’s no claim of discrimination. Just a claim that employees weren’t fired, they were laid off.
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