Anyone who has ever been fired or “let go” from a position of employment could tell our readers in California that it certainly is not a pleasant experience. Besides the incredibly awkward interaction involved when an employer informs an employee of the termination of employment, most people who lose their jobs are immediately thrust into a financial crunch due to the loss of income. However, for those who have been fired from employment due to what they believe are illegal reasons, there may be legal options to consider.
Most of our readers in California probably know that discrimination in the workplace is illegal. After all, California has been ground zero for the so-called “Me Too” movement, which has shed a light on sexual harassment and gender discrimination in the workplace. But, discrimination can occur in many other ways as well. Employers may discriminate against employees based on race, age, religious beliefs, disability or even for taking leave under a legally protected status, such as the Family and Medical Leave Act.
When discrimination in the workplace occurs, those who are behind the discrimination need to be held accountable. State and federal laws protect workers who have been the victim of discrimination and who have lost their jobs as a result.
At our law firm, we work with California residents who believe that they were terminated from their position of employment for illegal reasons. For more information about how we work with our clients to help them sort through their legal options, please visit the wrongful termination overview section of our law firm’s website.