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Wrongful Termination Defense

Defending Against Wrongful Termination Claims

When an employer terminates an employee, the immediate result may be a wrongful termination claim. Many employees who are let go believe that the firing was done unlawfully. They file lawsuits alleging that the termination was illegal.

San Diego attorney Scott A. Wilson represents employers in Southern California. He also represents Indian gaming casinos throughout the United States. For either type of client, he is a strong advocate in court, arbitration or in mediation. He also develops strategies to avoid future claims.

Contact an employment lawyer about defending against a wrongful termination claim.

Call Scott A. Wilson in San Diego, California, at 619.234.9011.

At will

An employee sometimes believes that an employer can only fire someone for just cause. However, because California is an “at will” state, i.e., there is no requirement that an employer have just cause to terminate employees as long as such terminations are not in violation of state and/or federal discrimination law, whistleblowing statutes or otherwise violate a public policy. A wrongful termination claim can also be based upon an alleged breach of an express employment contract or an implied contract that allegedly has been created based upon the conduct of the parties during the course of the employment relationship. Employers are generally advised to insert “at-will” language in all employment related documents to avoid such implied contract claims.

To prevent wrongful termination claims, Mr. Wilson develops policies and procedures that define the employer’s understanding of terminations, at-will employment and employment contracts. Practicing employment law for more than 30 years, he has a thorough understanding of the issues involved and knows how to counter them effectively. To speak with him about defending against a wrongful termination claim, contact his San Diego office. Call 619.234.9011 (office), 619.851.8441 (cellular) or email to scott@pepperwilson.com.