Understanding Employment At Will
In California and throughout most of the United States, employment is typically considered to be “at will,” unless there is a contract or collective bargaining agreement between the employer and the employee. At-will employment generally means that either the employer or the employee may end the employment at any time and for almost any reason. Even under at-will employment, however, employers still may not terminate an employee as the result of discrimination, harassment or retaliation.
It is important for employees to know their rights regarding at-will employment. If you believe that you have been wrongfully terminated, but you are concerned because you believe at-will employment negates your ability to file a claim, it is important to speak with an attorney at the employment law firm Bononi Law Group, LLP.
Wrongful Discharge And Wrongful Termination Claims In California
Employers cannot discriminate or wrongfully terminate employees based upon gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, medical condition, military service, national origin and other issues, even in at-will employment states.
Likewise, employers may not terminate employees who have been injured on the job and decide to file for workers’ compensation benefits, employees who report violations of public policy to state or federal agencies or employees who are covered by contractual protections.
Our firm provides legal protection for individuals who have been wrongfully terminated in California. We have recovered substantial verdicts and settlements for our clients.
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