Many companies go through reorganizations, reductions in force, and layoffs. This is not unusual.
However, some companies use a reduction in force as an excuse to fire certain individuals or groups of employees for discriminatory purposes. This is illegal.
An employer cannot use a reorganization or downsizing to fire an employee on the basis of:
· National origin
· Sexual orientation
· Medical condition
· Association with a disabled family member or co-worker
Remember: Your employer can fire you for any reason – except if that reason is discriminatory in nature. You may have a lawsuit if you were illegally fired during a reduction in force.
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