Wrongful termination is a popular topic when so many workers are losing their jobs, forced to look for new work and having to change careers. While many workers may feel “wronged,” the termination may not be compensable under the law. An understanding of what is a “wrongful” termination under the law is necessary to evaluate your legal options.
Under "at-will" employment laws, it is within the rights of both the employee
and employer to terminate employment at any time without cause. However, there are exceptions to these employment laws and if your termination violated one of these exceptions the termination may be “wrongful” and compensable under the law. Wrongful termination is a serious violation of California labor laws.
There are "employment-at-will" exceptions that could trigger Wrongful Termination liability.
If your employment falls into one of the situations above and you believe your termination was wrongful you may have a claim against your employer for damages suffered due to your lost employment. If that is the case we recommend that you contact an employment attorney for legal counsel and support.