As we mentioned at the beginning of this page, California is an at-will state concerning employment. This means a few things. First, employees are free to leave their job for any reason and at any time they choose.
Workers do not have to put in their two-week notice, and an employer cannot withhold payment for hours already performed if a person quits.
However, being an at-will state also means that a person’s employment can be terminated by their employer for just about any reason.
So long as the termination is not illegal based on law or policy, the worker will have no recourse when it comes to termination. What typically happens is that a wrongful termination revolves around another type of violation of employment law.