Understandably, losing a job can have significant financial implications. When a job is lost as a result of discrimination, the experience can also be emotionally and psychologically traumatic. Discrimination in any form is wrong, but even in today's world, it still exists. In California and other states, laws are in place to protect workers from harassment and discrimination in the workplace. When an employee loses his or her job to discriminatory acts, a wrongful termination claim may be filed.
A woman in another state who alleges her firing was an act of discrimination has filed a lawsuit. The woman was a former employee of Lowe's and had worked there for almost a decade. According to the lawsuit, the plaintiff was diagnosed with lung cancer and used her FMLA leave. Allegedly, when she was ready to return to work, she was terminated instead of being placed in a new position.
The woman says that she when she inquired about her firing, she was told that a new position would tire her out. The plaintiff accuses her former employer of age discrimination and claims that she was denied other positions that she was qualified for and was replaced with younger and less-qualified workers. She has suffered embarrassment, emotional distress and loss of wages as a result of her termination, the lawsuit says.
In California and across the United States, employment laws strictly prohibit things such as discrimination in the workplace. Any worker in California that feels he or she has been wrongfully fired may have grounds to take legal action. A successful wrongful termination claim could result in much-needed compensation as well as a sense of justice.
Source: wvrecord.com, "Former employee accuses Lowe's of discrimination", Philip Gonzales, April 11, 2018