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.