Wrongful Termination

Wrongful Termination

In California, an “at-will” employee may be fired at any time for no cause or for arbitrary or irrational grounds. However, there are several exceptions to this rule. This means an employee may sue an employer for wrongful termination by proving one of the following:


  • the termination was in violation of public policy;
  • the termination was fraudulent; or
  • there was an implied contract for continued employment.



Employees who have been wrongfully terminated or forced to quit are entitled to certain types of damages to compensate them for the emotional distress and financial losses they experienced. These damages may include the following:

Past, Present, and Future Lost Wages

Emotional Distress

Punitive Damages