To most people, steady employment is a necessity of life. Stable employment provides financial security and a basis for raising a family and sending children to college. Unfortunately, people are frequently terminated for unlawful reasons. While employers generally have the right to terminate employees, a termination may be a ‘wrongful termination’ for which the employer is liable for damages.
The definition of wrongful termination is broad, and a wrongful termination may be found under a variety of facts.
Generally, California law follows the ‘at-will’ employment doctrine. Under this doctrine, an employer may terminate or demote an at-will employee with or without just cause. It also means you can quit for any reason at all.
To be considered a ‘wrongful termination’ under the law, the termination must violate some fundamental public policy. Termination must violate a statute, regulation, or constitutional provision.
Here are a few examples of wrongful termination:
Our extensive experience enables us to provide clients with the quality representation they need when pursuing a wrongful termination claim against their employer.