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Wrongful Termination Claims -- Some Basics

           Employment disputes constitute one of the most common types of litigation that confronts California businesses. One of the most common types of employment disputes are claims of wrongful termination. If you are involved in a wrongful termination claim or need to discuss the possibility of filing such a claim, you can speak at no charge directly with one of our experienced employment litigation attorneys. Call 714-450-6568 for a free legal consultation one of our experienced California labor law attorneys.

           Employment disputes constitute one of the most common types of litigation that confronts California businesses. One of the most common types of employment disputes are claims of wrongful termination. If you are involved in a wrongful termination claim or need to discuss the possibility of filing such a claim, you can speak at no charge directly with one of our experienced employment litigation attorneys. Call 714-450-6568 for a free legal consultation one of our experienced California labor law attorneys.

           In California, unless there is a contractual agreement to the contrary, all employees are "at-will" employees. This means that the employee can quit his or her job at any time for any reason or no reason. It also allows the employer to terminate an employee without "actual cause" under most circumstances.  Of course, an employer must be certain that when it terminates an employee the termination does not involve any improper motive as defined by California law.  Most people know that it is illegal to terminate an employee for reasons involving a person's ethnic background, religion, and the like. There are other improper reasons for terminating an employee that are less obvious. For example, an employer may not legally terminate an employee in retaliation for the employee questioning his or her paycheck, lodging a complaint about harassment in the workplace, or for numerous other things. Even if such issues are not the actual reason for the termination, if such circumstances exist, or may appear to exist, it can call the employer's motives into question if the employee is fired or becomes the subject of a layoff. Thus, as is so often the case, the "at will" status of most employees nonetheless is subject to many exceptions of which employers must be mindful.

           Buffington Law Firm's experienced employment attorneys regularly counsel employers concerning issues related to employee problems and claims.   Our employment attorneys have experience in helping employers deal with the termination of problem employees or in making staffing cutbacks in a manner that stays within the law. When these painful processes are done in accordance with advice of counsel the risks of a legal claim can be minimized. If your Firm is already faced with an employment claim, our experienced employment lawyers can help. Our Firm has successfully defended employers before the labor board, in Superior Court, and in various dispute arbitration forums.

           Similarly, Buffington Law Firm is experienced in handling employee claims. If you have been wrongfully terminated, the victim of illegal discrimination, or have a similar problem, our experienced employment attorneys can help you. Contact Us

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