After years of hard work and countless late nights at the office, you finally obtain your dream job – only to be told that you are being let go due to company downsizing. After your initial shock fades, you start to question why you are being fired when so many other less-qualified employees are being saved. One particular thought begins to run through your head, “Am I the victim of discrimination or employer retaliation?”
The unfortunate reality is that some California employers will use a reduction in force (RIF) or company reorganization as a cover for illegal employee retaliation or discrimination based on age, disability, race, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation or national origin, just to name few.
In order to help answer some of the questions you may have about illegal employer discrimination or retaliation, we recently published a white paper titled, Downsizing And Discrimination: An Illegal Combination.
Some of the important issues we address in this paper include:
- The various California and federal laws that protect you from discrimination or retaliation during a RIF or company reorganization
- The steps you may need to follow in order to prove your boss illegally fired you, and the damages you may be able to collect
If you would like to learn more about these important employment law topics, we encourage you to read our white paper. After all, you need to know the facts before you can make an informed legal decision in your case.