The Me Too Movement recently highlighted in the news has brought focus to the plight of many women in California workplaces and other states across the nation. Women have shared stories about being sexually harassed and discriminated against in virtually every industry. The movement has given a voice to many who may have kept quiet about practices in their workplaces. A lawsuit alleging wrongful termination, discrimination and sexual harassment brought by a woman against her employer was recently settled out of court.
A former employee of a large national travel agency claimed that senior officials of the company had made sexual advances, propositions and lewd comments to her while she was employed there. After rejecting the advances by the members of management, the woman stated that she was denied promotions at the company. She was later terminated from her position.
The woman wanted a jury trial in her quest for monetary relief. However, the company reached an out-of-court settlement with her. The company issued a statement indicating that the case had been dismissed with no finding of wrongdoing by its employees. However, terms of the settlement have not been disclosed and company officials have declined to comment.
If an employee has experienced workplace discrimination or harassment and has been dismissed from a job, he or she may wish to file a wrongful termination lawsuit. A California attorney familiar with employment law can help individuals assess a situation and determine the best course of action to take. Successful litigation can provide a monetary award for lost wages, future earning potential and the pain and suffering experienced from losing a job.