Question by  worker90 (21)

What are California employers rights to dismiss?

I need to understand California's employers rights to dismiss.


Answer by  Kurt (4579)

California employers can dismiss an employee for almost any reason. The only recourse the employee may have is if they have an employment contract that provides them some protection against job loss unless certain circumstances occur. But otherwise the employer has the right to lay off employees because of performance issues or even if they need fewer employees.


Answer by  technogeek (6640)

California, like many states is an at will employment state, which means that they can dismiss without cause. However, if you feel as if you were terminated unjustly, you could sue your employer, and they would then have to show cause why you were dismissed.


Answer by  epglaw (553)

An employer in the private sector can discharge an employee with our without good cause, unless you have some type of agreement which states the employee can only be discharged for good cause. This agreement is normally found in an employee handbook.


Answer by  tamarawilhite (17883)

If the employee has not performed work duties, stolen from the company, has engaged in sexual harassment on the job or threatened coworkers, they can be dismissed with cause.

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