I was laid off from a law firm last week. The reasons given were that they had a lost a number of attorneys that worked for them and business was not as good as should be. My job title was Collections Analyst and I was responsible for contacting clients with past due accounts and either collecting the balance or negotiating a payment plan. I was the only person in the firm that did this type of work. My performance reviews were always good and I received a pay raise and year end bonus like all the other clerical staff. My salary was the highest in the Accounting Department which I was a part of. I understand in California salary cannot be used as a determining factor when deciding to lay off an individual. Based on these facts do you feel I was laid off because of my salary as the determining reason?