The term “Wrongful Termination” generally refers to an employee being fired when they shouldn’t have been, either because the termination violates a contract or a statute. Many employment terminations are wrongful or illegal. However, many terminations are perfectly legal. In California, employment is presumed to be “at will.” This means that the employer can usually fire the employee for no reason at all, or for any reason which is not illegal. Some courts have held that an employer does not have to explain why they fired an employee, and the employer can even make up a false reason for the termination. Likewise, the employer can discipline, demote and reduce pay for no reason. However, there are exceptions to these general rules.