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California Employment Law Glossary

We realize lawyers often use legal terms (or “legalese”) that you might not be familiar with. To help, we have provided this glossary with simple definitions of some of the most commonly used employment law terms.

Age Discrimination
Being treated differently than others who are of a different age than you specifically because you are older or younger.


The legal response to a Complaint filed in Court.


A process by which a private, neutral party acts as a private judge to render a decision.


The private neutral person who conducts an arbitration and issues a ruling.


At-Will Employment

The default employment relationship in California where either the employer or employee can terminate the employment relationship at any time, with or without cause or advance notice.



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