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What is Wrongful Termination?

Posted on January 9, 2020 Author:

Wrongful termination is against the law and can be difficult for a worker to prove after being terminated. In this video, California employment lawyer Lauren Morrison discusses employment law regarding termination. For more information, call Kesluk, Silverstein, Jacob & Morrison, P.C. at (310) 273-3180.

Video Transcription:

Wrongful termination is when an employer fires an employee because for an illegal reason. In the state of California, we are an at-will state, so generally an employer can fire somebody for any reason that they want or no reason at all as long as it’s not an illegal reason, such as because of your age, your race, your sex, your national origin, or because you are refusing to do something that is illegal, which are typically called whistleblower cases. Employment law is based on the state in which you work in or are employed under, unless you have an employment contract that specifies what the law is that applies. But in general, the law of the state in which you’re working and you were hired in is the state laws that apply to you. In employment situations, attorneys will assist you in actually vindicating your legal rights. Once you file a lawsuit, you’re seeking economic damages, typically. That’s not necessarily are you seeking reinstatement to your job, you’re seeking emotional distress, damages, compensation for your lost wages, future lost wages as well as emotional distress and any other type of damages that have resulted from your employer firing you for an illegal reason. Feel free to give us a call anytime for a free consultation, (310) 273-3180 or you can also go to our website at