Despite the fact that both federal and California law prohibit various types of workplace discrimination, it still happens far too often. In some cases, employers will even use company reorganizations or reductions-in-force as an excuse when they illegally fire workers for discriminatory or retaliatory reasons.
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?"