Working for a living is how the majority of people provide for their families and takes care of necessities. The benefits offered from employers, such as insurance and retirement plans, can be what sway a person to take one job over another. However, some workers find their employers changing the qualifications for benefits or reforming pension plans, which can lead to a workplace dispute. University of California medical workers are currently fighting for what they feel would be more fair treatment for workers.
Despite what many California workers might hope, filing -- and winning -- an employment lawsuit doesn't happen overnight. Those who feel they've been treated unfairly and unlawfully by an employer can't simply call a lawyer and walk away with a small fortune by the time their next paycheck is due. Filing a discrimination or wrongful termination lawsuit can be a long and complicated process, and until an outcome is reached, plaintiffs may suffer some professional and financial hardship, depending on their situation. Some cases can take years to resolve, even with the most qualified attorney.