California is known as a at-will employment state. What does this exactly mean? Generally it means that a California employer can fire or terminate a California employee for any reason. However, they cannot terminate an employee for an illegal reason. This means that if the California employee wants to bring a employment claims against their California employer that they have the burden to prove that the California violated either State or Federal law when they terminated the California employee. This inst the easiest thing for a California employee to prove as it requires the employee to determine the intent of the employer at the time of termination.
If you have been terminated and you believe that the termination was in violation of California law or federal law please contact our California employment lawyer today for a FREE consultation.