California is known as an “at will” employment state, which means that an employer can terminate an employee with or without any reason at any time. However, the decision to terminate an employee from his or her employment must be based upon legal grounds. For instance, if an employee fails to meet the expectations of the employer in terms of work performance, then the employer may have legal reasons for the termination.
However, if an employee is terminated for an underlying reason that is prohibited under prevailing federal and state laws, then the employer is liable for wrongful termination. In fact, there are numerous ways an employer can be liable for wrongful termination. Below is a non-exhaustive list of illegal reasons for terminating an employee which constitute exceptions to the at-will employment doctrine in California:
If you believe you have been wrongfully terminated by your employer, it is important that you contact a wrongful termination lawyer in Los Angeles from the Law Offices of Jual F. Reyes. Our Los Angeles wrongful termination attorneys are highly-specialized in providing quality legal representation to victims of wrongful termination and you can expect the same in your case.
You may be entitled to damages to compensate you for lost wages and the emotional distress experienced as a result of your wrongful termination. Therefore contact our employment law lawyers today at (310) 854-5917 or toll free at (877) 242-4410 to discuss your claim. Your initial consultation is free of charge and confidential.
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