Implied Contracts Los Angeles Employment Lawyers
Representing Clients in Matters Involving Implied Contracts
An implied contract is a non-written contract that is based on a mutual understanding and expectations between two parties. An implied employment contract may be established between an employer and employee in several ways. Most often this contract is considered based on the following:
- Number of years served
- Performance based on positive evaluations, promotions, salary raises, bonuses
- Existing company policies, written or oral, describing disciplinary and termination procedures
- Other criteria
In most cases, implied contracts are legally enforceable. Employers and employees are expected to abide by the terms of the implied or oral contract, and when the contract is breached or broken, parties can take appropriate legal action.
If an implied contract is established, an employer may not fire an at-will employee unless there is "good cause" for the termination. Good cause is generally defined as having an honest and just reason for firing an employee, such as misconduct. To find out more about good cause for termination, contact our firm's lawyers.
Legal matters involving implied and oral contracts are significantly more complicated than those involving written contracts. For 38 years, our firm has been representing clients in complex employment law matters, including those involving implied and oral contracts. We are powerful advocates for employees in breach of contract and wrongful termination disputes with their employers.
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If you have been wrongfully terminated and your employment was established based on an implied contract, or if you have experienced a breach of contract matter, contact our law firm. We can explain your legal options and recommend a course of action.