Breach of Employment Contract

Mehtani Law Offices attorneys represent senior level / executive / c-level employees whose employers have breached their employment contracts.

Importantly, the default rule in California is that employees are "at will", meaning that they can be hired or fired for nearly any reason, or no reason. There are very limited circumstances whereby an "at-will" employee cannot be hired or fired (e.g., discrimination, retaliation, etc.), but generally "at will" employees are subject to the "will" of their employers and have no protection from termination.

However, oftentimes senior level employees will negotiate and enter into employment contracts that are not "at will" and guarantee a term length of employment. Oftentimes these contracts will have specific provisions addressing when the employee can be terminated. For example, these sorts of contracts will often have a "for cause" termination, and sometimes also a "without cause" termination.

You should contact Mehtani Law Offices at (213) 291-6900 or toll-free at (844) 501-6690 or send us a message if you have an employment contract that you believe to have been violated. The mere fact that you had a contract and your employer fired you does not necessarily mean you have a case. You should consult an attorney and have him or her review your contract to determine whether there has been any sort of legal violation.