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Voluntary Terminations: California

Voluntary Terminations requirements for other states

Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.

Author: Jennifer K. Achtert, Fisher Phillips


  • At will employees who provide adequate notice of resignation to their employers in California are statutorily entitled to certain wages and benefits within a fixed period of time. See Notice of Resignation.
  • California state courts analyze claims for forced resignation or constructive discharge by examining the employer's intent and state of mind leading up to the resignation. See Constructive Discharge.