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California employment laws regarding termination

On Behalf of | Feb 10, 2023 | Uncategorized

California business owners no doubt have the best interests of both their company and employees in mind when making decisions that affect an individual worker. If an employee files a complaint, an employer must have a clear understanding of applicable laws to justify a decision. Some issues are complex, such as employment laws about terminating a worker.

For instance, under current laws, can an employer fire a worker without notice? The answer in most cases would be, ”Yes,” unless the issue at hand is relevant to state or federal Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Acts. However, what if the worker in question is a member of a labor union? Issues like this can add complications to a case when an employee accuses an employer of wrongful termination.

California employment laws prohibit discrimination and retaliation

An employer might decide it’s necessary to fire a worker without giving formal notice ahead of time. That worker may turn around and file a complaint, alleging that the termination was an act of discrimination or retaliation. In such circumstances, an employer could encounter challenges in trying to obtain a favorable outcome in court.

Additional support is available for employers

At Sorenson Law Group, in California, an employer can connect with an experienced legal team that provides guidance and support to those facing accusations regarding a violation of employment laws. Unless extenuating issues apply, it is often lawful to terminate worker’s employment at will, without notice. To protect an employer’s rights and increase the chances of obtaining a favorable outcome, it is always best to request legal assistance before heading to court.