When you lost your job, you may have felt completely caught off guard. You may have thought that you were doing well, avoiding behavioral issues and getting along with most, if not all, of your co-workers. Still, you ended up in a meeting with your boss where he or she dismissed you from your position.
It was a regular day at work; nothing seemed unusual about it. Then, your boss called you into his office and fired you. This left you wondering what you did wrong and if your employer had any legal right to take such action. Sound familiar? This is a position that quite a few California residents have found themselves facing over the years.
An employee in California may wonder about the state's at-will rules, especially if faced with the possibility of being released from a job. At-will employment is defined as an employment relationship that does not have a specified duration. An employer in this scenario may terminate that relationship at any time whether or not there is cause. However, there are exceptions to consider.