Sacramento, CA asked in Employment Law for California

Q: I made an honest big error at work, issue was resolved. Employr still took keys, thn Itryd2 return2wrk he said no.

He nevr gav me Any propr notice of dissmissal etc. I thn applied for ui benefts. He retaliated provided Edd inaccurate info that i Quit?? Disqualifying me from benefits causin me monetary damages from suddn wage loss. Iwant2 file a Wrongful Term case. I been at job for 2.5yrs. Only missed 1 day wrk since i began employment there. I also have dr., therapy reports of his abusive retaliating nature. Please advise im living on air waiting to excercise my rights.

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Neil Pedersen
Neil Pedersen
  • Westminster, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: Unfortunately you do not have a wrongful termination claim. You are considered to be employed on an at will basis unless you have an agreement to the contrary about that status with your employer. The employer of an at will employee can terminate the employee for any reason or even no reason at all. The reason, if there is one, does not have to fair, and no advanced notice or warning must be provided. Terminating an employee for making a mistake is lawful.

Good luck to you.

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