To avoid claims of wrongful dismissal, businesses in San Jose, CA, may
need to exercise precautions before letting an employee go. Consider whether
the employee has an employment contract. If so, it’s a good idea to have
employment lawyers review the document and provide guidance on legal termination. If the
employee does not have a contract, then his or her employment is “at
will.” Under employment law, at will employees may be fired with
good cause or for no cause at all.
However, as you’ll learn by watching this video, employment law does
not permit the firing of an employee for discriminatory reasons. Some
protected classes include age, race, and religion. The expert in this
video also explains the legal rights that an employee may exercise without
fear of being let go.