A previous jail commander in another state recently claimed that he suffered an unjust firing. He has thus filed a wrongful termination lawsuit against his former employer. Likewise, anyone in California who is wrongfully terminated has the right to seek justice through the civil court system.
In the recent out-of-state case, the former jail commander claimed that he was terminated as retaliation for whistleblowing. The man asserted that he felt that the county was committing due process violations and misusing county funds. The county was also reportedly engaged in discriminatory practices, choosing male job candidates over female job candidates.
The man claimed that he voiced his concerns about these alleged issues, which ultimately got him fired. Since joining the jail in 2015, the man had reportedly tried to improve its operations but kept hitting roadblocks because the sheriff, who was supposedly in campaigning mode most of the time, would pit workers against one another. The plaintiff claimed that he attempted to resolve the matter with human resources, the county's commissioner and the sheriff, but to no avail.
Sometimes, employees in California and elsewhere suffer wrongful termination due to speaking up about unethical or immoral behavior they witness in the workplace. Fortunately, in these situations, it is within their rights to file civil lawsuits, seeking damages. An understanding of what facts need to be proved is important to succeed in this type of case. Monetary relief or even the reinstatement of a job position are among the remedies that may result from a successfully litigated case.