Wrongful Termination

The California Labor Code generally reads that an employee-employer relationship with no specified duration, or contract stating otherwise, is presumed to be “at-will” employment. This traditionally means that both the employee and the employer could terminate their relationship at will, without any necessity for cause. However, as most areas of law in California, the application of this law is full of exceptions on the basis of case law, statute, or overall public policy.

Statutory exceptions include terminating an employee for reasons based on discrimination; for participating in union activity; for refusing to carry out an activity that violates the law. Gender or racial discrimination can arise to a wrongful termination claim. Beyond this, termination on the basis of an employee’s age, disability, religion, or retaliation against the employee for a myriad of different protected actions can all give rise to a wrongful termination claim against the employer.

Our attorneys at the Werner Law Firm represent employees in such wrongful termination claims against Employers. Should you have a potential wrongful termination claim, or have any questions regarding such a claim or any issues, feel free to contact our wrongful termination lawyers for a free telephone consultation.