A wrongful termination can happen in a lot of different ways, but frequently the victim of wrongful termination never even knows that a violation took place. That’s because, if a California employer wants to terminate a mother because she’s pregnant, a father because he’s a minority or a hard worker just because he’s gay, the employer will usually try to come up with a different “excuse” for terminating the person.
Indeed, it can be surprising to see your employment evaluations taking a turn for the worse when you know you’ve been doing a great job and performing well. In a lot of cases, workers don’t connect the dots that maybe their evaluations took a hit because they reported an instance of sexual harassment against a co-worker a couple of weeks before the review.
Terminating a California employee after he or she complained about harassment is certainly against the law. However, terminating an employee after several warnings and bad reviews — relating to what seems to be an entirely unrelated issue — isn’t unlawful at all.
Perceptive employees know the difference between a termination that’s fair and a termination that never should have happened, but not all employees can piece together the paper trail and witness testimony required to win a wrongful termination lawsuit. This is where an employment law attorney can be of immeasurable assistance.
At the Bononi Law Group, we make it our business to help wrongfully terminated employees build a strong case for justice and restitution in court. If you lost your job unfairly, we will help you seek financial compensation for lost income, lost opportunity, emotional pain and suffering, and other compensation that may be appropriate for your situation.