Most people who work don't head in everyday just because they enjoy the work. Almost everyone works because they need to earn a paycheck to support themselves. This is one thing that some employers count on. They think that the need for a job will keep workers hushed about the things that go on at a company.
Being let go from a job is a huge letdown for most people. Even if you expected that it would occur, there is a good chance that it is still disheartening. In many cases, you can't do anything about being let go from a job. This isn't the case if you were terminated for an illegal reason.
Employers often think very carefully before they terminate an employee. Unfortunately, there are also employers who fire people just because they aren't happy with a complaint the employee made against the company or another worker. Even though California is an at-will employment state, employers can't fire employees for discriminatory or retaliatory purposes.
Job loss can come as a shock to you, especially in the case of wrongful termination. If you find yourself in this situation, you need to decide where you are going to go from here. In the case of wrongful termination, you might opt to take legal action against the employer, but this is only one component of your plan.
You know that your employer is doing something illegal. Now, you have to decide what you are going to do about that knowledge. You might be at a loss for what you are going to do because you don't want to make your employer upset but you also don't want the illegal activity to continue.
A husband and wife pair, both long term employees of Wells Fargo, filed a joint wrongful termination lawsuit in federal court in Los Angeles on Thursday, August 31. In their lawsuit, the spouses acknowledge that their superiors have accused them of engaging in using unethical sales techniques prior to their firings. They, however, allege that their terminations came as a result of accusing their supervisors of impropriety.
If you've recently been fired, you may be wondering if your employer really had the right to do so -- especially if the reason seemed unfair or outright ridiculous.
Your ability to keep your job depends on how well you do your job. All employers have rules and guidelines that must be followed if you want to keep on working there. If you don't follow those, you will be terminated. If you are terminated for failing to do your job properly, there likely isn't anything you can do about the termination.
While you can be terminated for almost any reason under the sun, there are a few reasons that are illegal to use as the basis for termination. You can't be fired because of your age, gender or several other protected statuses. If you are, you might opt to take legal action.
Losing a job is something that can have negative impacts on the person who is terminated. When the termination is a wrongful termination, the person might opt to pursue legal action against the employer. This is something that can be difficult to prove; however, we know that it isn't impossible when the case involves a termination that falls under the legal umbrella of wrongful termination.