Wrongful termination in California is defined when an employee is fired from his job for an illegal reason. In such circumstances, the employee can sue the employer to recover damages. In a number of cases, the employer is asked to pay a substantial amount of penalties and costs to the wrongfully terminated employee.
Before going ahead let us learn about a few terms which will help us understand the California law with regards to wrongful termination.
- At Will Rule: The California “at-will” employment law rule says that an employment which has no specific term can be terminated by either the employee or employer by giving prior notice. “Wrongful”
- Wrongful: Any termination which violates a fundamental public policy would be called wrongful.