What are my rights ifI was fired for being wrongfully accused of selling drugs.

Charges dropped.

Asked on December 8, 2011 under Employment Labor Law, California

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

Unfortunately, you probably do not have any rights to be rehired or to seek compensation from your employer for wrongful termination. That is because if you do not have an employment contract protecting or guarantying your employment, you are an "employee at will"; and an employee at wiill may be fired at any time, for any reason, even mistaken reasons, or reasons that in hindsight turn out to be incorrect.


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