At-Will Employment Lawyers in Irvine
California is an at-will employment state. This generally means that, as an employer, you can hire or fire an employee for any reason. There are, of course, exceptions to at-will employment. It is important to have policies in place that reflect that your status as an at-will employer.
At Jacobs & Dodds, we provide trusted advice and representation to employers involved in wrongful termination disputes. In addition to protecting your interests in litigation, we can help you with every aspect of your business, including drafting employee handbooks and policies.
With more than 30 years of experience representing employers, our Orange County attorney can assist with wrongful termination defense and other employment issues. Contact our law firm to discuss your case in a free initial consultation.
Employer Defense From Wrongful Termination Claims
Wrongful termination is a broad term that encompasses a wide range of employment claims. An employee might bring a claim accusing your business of wrongful termination based on:
- Discrimination involving age, race, gender, disability, religion or sexual orientation
- Retaliation for complaining of discrimination or harassment
- Retaliation for being a whistleblower or reporting to an outside agency
- Retaliation for bringing a wage and hour claim
In addition to these accusations, adopting a progressive disciplinary policy can also expose your business to wrongful termination disputes. For example, if you have a policy of providing employees with a "second chance" prior to taking disciplinary action, it could affect your status as an at-will employer. At our firm, we will work directly with you to draft comprehensive employment policies that protect your at-will status and comply with California and federal employment laws.
Contact Our At-Will Employment Lawyers in Irvine
Contact Jacobs & Dodds for a free consultation with an experienced employment law and business attorney or to speak with an experienced Orange County, California, trial lawyer from our business litigation firm.
Free initial consultations • Phone calls always free • Extensive trial experience • Located next to John Wayne-Orange County Airport