When you are terminated from your job, it can be a very upsetting experience, no matter the circumstances. However, when you are fired and you believe that the firing was an unlawful one, it can be even more stressful, and you probably feel confused and hurt. If you have any suspicion that your termination was not done under legal circumstances, it is important that you take the time to read about how employment law works in the state of California.
A termination can be unlawful for a number of reasons; however, it is quite common for the termination to be unlawful due to acts of discrimination, or as a retaliatory response to a complaint that was made by the worker.
How do I know if my termination was wrongful?
If you have been recently fired and you want to know whether your termination was wrongful, there are many things that you need to consider. If you were a victim of sexual harassment before you were fired and made a complaint to your management, for example, you legally are immune from being fired for a certain amount of time after the complaint was made. Similarly, if you reported harassment or workplace bullying as a nonaffected worker, you will also be legally immune from being fired for a set period after. This is known as whistleblower protection.If you believe that your firing in California was unfair or illegal, it is important to note that employment law is extremely complex. Action should be taken as soon as possible after the incident in order to have the best possible result.