California is one of a few states that operate under at-will employment laws, which can have a significant impact on a wrongful termination claim or lawsuit. At-will employment means that either the employer or the employee can end the employment relationship at any time, for any reason that is not illegal. Understanding how these laws can affect a wrongful termination claim is important for California employees.
None of this is meant to discourage you from filing a claim or lawsuit against an employer for wrongful termination. Even in a state with an at-will employment law, there are many potential reasons an employer may fire a worker that are illegal. The following are just a few examples:
These are just a few examples of illegal reasons for terminating an employee or not hiring an employee in California. If you believe that you have been subjected to illegal termination or not hired based on illegal grounds, it is important to consult with an experienced employment attorney to determine your rights and options. At Azadian Law Group, a Los Angeles employment law attorney will review your case and advise you on how you may proceed. For more information, contact us online.