Is there anything I can do about being fired under false accusations?

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Is there anything I can do about being fired under false accusations?

Asked on August 17, 2015 under Employment Labor Law, California

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 6 years ago | Contributor

If you had a written employment contract, limiting the grounds for firing you or requiring some certain process or procedure to terminate you, you could enforce the terms of that contract against your employer. But if you did not have an employment contract, you were an "employee at will." An employee at will may be fired at any time, for any reason--even incorrect, false, unfair, etc. reasons. Without an employment contract, you likely do not have any recourse.


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