Wrongful termination in the workplace violates both California and Federal Law. If you believe you have suffered wrongful termination at work in California, you may be able to obtain compensation and seek justice for the wrongs you have suffered. Your legal remedies could include both money damages and, if you have not yet officially been released from your workplace, negotiation for an appropriate severance package that includes adequate compensation.
When an employee seeks advice regarding wrongful termination, the employee must show more than simply unfair treatment. The termination must be “wrongful” in the sense of violating the employee’s legal rights.
Almost every state (including California) uses the legal concept of “employment at will.” This means that the employer has the right to terminate an employee with or without a reason, and similarly, the employee has the right to quit employment at any time, with or without a reason.
There are a number of exceptions to the employee at will doctrine, including:
- Violations of Public Policy
- Breach of Contract
- Breach of Implied Contract
- Breach of Covenant of Good Faith and Fair Dealings
- Discrimination based on age, race, sex, disability, religion and/or national origin
Under California law and the law of other states, the employment attorney must show one of these exceptions in order to recover for wrongful termination.
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