Should You File a Wrongful Termination Claim in California?

Dave Simpson
Oct 10 · 2 min read

Read the full article about Wrongful Termination Laws in California here.

Employees who have been terminated for discriminatory reasons, for exercising their legal rights, or in violation of an employment contract may have the right to file a wrongful termination claim.

The laws setting forth anti-discrimination practices are found under Title VII of the federal Civil Rights Act of 1964, the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), the Age and Discrimination Act (ADEA), the Equal Pay Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the California Family Rights Act, and the Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Family Act.

How an Employee Can File a Wrongful Termination Claim

California Termination Laws — Wrongful termination occurs when an employer discharges an employee for the sole purpose of “getting even.”

Federal and state laws prohibit employers from taking any adverse action against an employee (including termination) because of the employee’s disability, race, sex, and certain other protected classifications and characteristics.

Find Out More About “at-will” Employment Laws in California

What About Contractual Agreements?

The contract will spell out the terms of employment such as duration of employment and the protection from termination “without cause”.

If an employee has either a written on implied contract with an employer and is terminated before the end of the agreed-upon time, they have the right to seek compensation for their losses based on a wrongful termination or breach of contract.

Read more about Wrongful Termination Laws in California


David Simpson has been trying labor and employment law cases his entire 30+ year career.

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