A California man who says that he was fired for requesting time off to donate a kidney to his sister has won in a long legal battle with his former employer. An appellate court has determined that he was a victim of what is called "associational" discrimination, which generally involves employees' disabled family members who are covered under their insurance, at a significant cost to the employer. The plaintiff's sister is disabled.
Even in today's day and age, some companies think they can get away with wrongfully terminating an employee. Regardless of whether or not the company understands what it is doing, it does not change the fact that this is illegal.
There is little more disappointing than a wrongful termination. If this happens to you, it can be difficult to come to grips with what happened. Fortunately, those who have been wrongfully terminated can take steps toward getting their job back.