Employees throughout California and around the country hope they have the freedom to speak up about situations in the workplace that need improvement. For example, calling attention to staffing shortages does not seem to be an inflammatory report. However, a physician in another state contended that he lost his job because of that action. Recently, he was awarded $29 million in a wrongful termination lawsuit he had filed against his former employer.
When California employees and others across the country have to take time off from work due to illness, most assume that their jobs will still be there when they return. In fact, many absences are protected by the Family and Medical Leave Act or specific company guidelines. However, one CEO in another state lost his job with an airport authority after missing work because of sickness. He has filed a wrongful termination lawsuit against his former employer.
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.
When an employee in California or anywhere around the country discovers unethical or illegal practices in the workplace, there is often a sense of obligation to make authorities aware of the situation. Reporting unethical or illegal activities should be accomplished without fear or reprisal. However, an engineer for the Five Cities Fire Authority recently filed a wrongful termination lawsuit when he was terminated after reporting several labor violations.
A woman who used to work at a health department in another state recently claimed that the department terminated her after she reported issues within the organization. She has thus decided to file a wrongful termination lawsuit against the department, seeking $50,000. Anyone in California who is unfairly fired from his or her job may likewise take legal action against his or her employer.
A man in another state was let go from his university athletic trainer job back in 2016 after he reportedly urinated in a whirlpool. The firing drove him to file a wrongful termination lawsuit, which was recently settled. Anyone in California who likewise experiences alleged wrongful termination has the right to seek justice through the civil court system.
Being terminated can understandably be one of the most humiliating experiences a person may have. However, in some cases, wrongful termination happens. In these cases, employees in California have the right to seek justice.
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.
A former school district operations manager in another state claimed in a lawsuit that he was unfairly ousted from his school district. In response to this, the district recently decided to pay the man $175,000 to settle the wrongful termination lawsuit. Like the former school district operations manager, anyone in California who is wrongfully terminated from his or her job has the right to take legal action in an effort to right any wrong that has been committed.
A previous assistant county manager in another state was terminated back in 2011 when a gift-related controversy erupted. However, he sued the county and recently settled his lawsuit for $640,000. Anyone in California who has suffered wrongful termination likewise may have recourse through the civil court system.