Employers in the health care industry are barred from wrongfully terminating employees in California. The health care industry must follow both state and federal employment laws. When a health care employer wrongfully discharges an employee, the employee may be entitled to compensation that includes lost wages, lost benefits and punitive damages.
Bononi Law Group, LLP, is in Pasadena, California. Our lawyers have handled hundreds of wrongful termination in health care claims, many of which have been claims against health care employers in California. If you've been a victim of wrongful termination by a health care employer, our experienced health care termination attorneys can help. Contact our employment lawyers or call the Pasadena office at 866-295-7512 today.
Wrongful Discharge In The Health Care Industry
As with any other industry, heath care employers may not terminate an employee because of race, gender, sexual orientation, age or disability. If your employer discriminates against you and you lose your job as a result, you likely have a discrimination suit against your health care employer.
Health care employers also may not fire you for reporting sexual harassment or for supporting another's allegation of sexual harassment in the workplace. Very strict laws prevent an employer in the health care industry from discharging an employee.
Other examples of wrongful discharge in the health care industry include termination based on:
- Taking medical leave
- Reporting illegal medical billing practices
- Reporting wage and hour violations
- Serving in the armed forces
- Reporting medical privacy law violations
Holding your health care employer responsible for wrongful termination will not only provide you with the compensation you deserve, but will also help prevent future employment law violations against health care employees.
When you need an experienced attorney to fight wrongful termination in the health care industry, contact our law firm or call 213-550-5503 to discuss your rights. Bononi Law Group attorneys have helped clients with wrongful discharge claims for more than 20 years.