Would I have grounds for wrongful dismissal if my employer let me go with no warning?

No employment contract and not at will employment. I was asked to come into the office at the end of a work day. He told me that he couldn’t support his overhead and had to let me go. 5 years of employment with no warning, just here is your last check and vacation pay and done. No warning of dismissal. Would this qualify for wrongful dismissal? I was told I couldn’t be kept on staff do to financial strain and yet found out a week later that he employed a new person.

Asked on November 5, 2011 under Employment Labor Law, California


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

If there was no employment contract, then you are an at-will employee; being an at-will employee is the

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