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University lay-off

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I was recently laid-off from a California state university after budget cuts were made. In this university you are considered a temporary employee in the first 4 years of employment. I worked there for 3 years and 4 months and then they had to decide who to let go from my department. I was the only one who was laid off in my department (my title was Graphic Designer I) and they kept two other employees who had been with the department only about a year and one of them is also an "entry level" web/graphic designer. The reason I was given for the layoff was that they needed to keep someone to assist the senior designer (Graphic Designer II) with making sure all the university's web pages were 508 compliant/accessible by middle of next year. There are now 4 people in my former department and all 4 graduated from that university. I did not, and I was making more money than the other two temporary employees. The remaining two are permanent employees.

Was I terminated legally from my position?

Thank you,

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