Imagine you show you show up for work one day and discover that your employer — a manufacturing company — has been dumping waste into a nearby river. Appalled by this environmental law violation, you bring the issue to the attention of your superior. The next thing you know, you’re fired and being escorted from the building with your box of belongings by a security guard.
In the above situation, it’s possible that a California court would deem your termination to be wrongful, and you might have a viable claim to pursue financial damages in court. What follows are some other facts that could provide a sound basis for a wrongful termination claim.
If you were fired for any of the following reasons, you might want to speak with the attorneys at the Bononi Law Group, LLP, to determine if you could seek financial damages in court:
— Fired for discriminatory reasons.
— Fired after you complained of sexual harassment.
— Fired after you became pregnant.
— Fired due to your Family and Medical Leave request for time off work.
— Fired after reporting your employer for violating environmental laws.
— Fired because you supported a worker who complained of being sexually harassed or discriminated against.
There are other circumstances in which individuals can seek protection from the financial damages caused by a wrongful termination. A California employment law attorney may be able to prove that one of the above — or another — circumstance was present in order to prove that wrongful termination happened in your case.