Breach of Employment Contract

Getting You What You’re Owed in Your Employment Contract Dispute

Employees in California are presumed to be employed “at will.” This means, generally, that you can be fired with or without cause at any point in your employment. However, some employees have valid written or oral employment contracts that offer certain protections.

A breach of contract claim may exist if your employer has failed to follow the terms of the agreement:

  • Terminated you before the specific time period as agreed in a contract;
  • Terminated you without “good cause” when the contract requires it;
  • Not paying you per the terms of the contract; or
  • Not providing all benefits that the parties agreed to in the contact.

Jeannette has experience in disputes over virtually every contingency contained in a complex executive compensation contract, including:

  • Change in control contingencies
  • Confidentiality agreements
  • Invention assignment provisions
  • Incentives and performance bonuses
  • Loan terms
  • Noncompete clauses
  • Relocation assistance
  • Restrictive covenants
  • Sales commissions and compensation arrangements
  • Severance packages
  • Signing bonuses
  • Stock options
  • Buy-Sell agreements
  • Titles
  • Vacation time
  • Vesting schedules

Before you sign on the dotted line, it’s prudent to speak with an experienced employment law attorney who can advise you on your rights and maximize your severance pay, signing bonus, and other benefits.

If you’d like to learn more about your rights, contact Jeannette for a free consultation at (415) 444-5800 or by filling out a confidential consultation form here.