California law allows for at-will employment, which means that the employment relationship can be terminated by the employer or by the employee at any time and for any reason, even for no reason at all or a reason that might seem unfair. However, employers may not terminate an employee for an unlawful reason or one that is in violation of public policy.
It can be difficult to know whether a termination was truly wrongful under state or federal law. This is especially true because employers will rarely admit that an unlawful reason for a termination but will instead cite a different pretextual reason to try to prevent legal liability. Employees who believe their rights were violated should always schedule a consultation with an experienced Redwood City wrongful termination lawyer. Contact the law firm of Minnis & Smallets, LLP, today.
We have many laws and policies that protect employees from wrongful termination. When someone is fired in violation of an employment regulation or general policy that protects the interests of the public, the termination is considered to be “wrongful.” Some reasons that may be wrongful include:
Generally, an employer will falsify reasons for wrongful termination to avoid liability to employees. However, a skilled wrongful termination lawyer can review what happened and what led up to the termination to identify when an employee has a legal action.
Employees who were wrongfully terminated often have the right to take legal action to seek relief for losses stemming from their job loss. Relief can include recovery of lost wages benefits, as well as damages for emotional distress and attorney’s fees. The right legal representation can help ensure that terminated employees receive the full recovery they deserve for the violation of their rights.
The law office of Minnis & Smallets, LLP, represents employees who experienced losses due to wrongful termination. Contact us to set up an appointment to discuss your legal rights and options as soon as possible.