In the state of California, employers are typically obligated to treat their employees fairly and with good faith. The definition of bad faith is to treat someone with deception. For example, an employer acts in bad faith if he fires an employee for no other reason but to avoid giving him a bonus or raise that he has earned.
A 32-year-old former part-time emergency medical technician claims that her employers acted in bad faith when they fired her in March 2012. She also said that other employees wrote memos and emails that were defamatory and libelous.