On behalf of Sullivan Law Group APC posted in wrongful termination on Friday, October 5, 2018.
As a worker in San Diego who has recently been wrongfully terminated, you may be wondering if there’s anything you can do about it. Sullivan Law Group is here to help you navigate the tricky waters of fighting for your rights in a wrongful termination case.
It can be somewhat difficult to prove that you were terminated wrongfully due to the fact that at-will employment muddies the waters. With at-will employment, an employer can choose to fire someone for any reason at all, or even no reason. However, there are still certain situations in which you could argue the termination. One involves acts of discrimination, and the other involves acts of retaliation.
Discrimination can take many forms. For example, a pregnant woman could be fired because they need to take time off for their pregnancy. Often times, discriminatory reasons will be covered up by other, more outwardly acceptable ones. If you believe you have been fired for your religion, nationality, race, gender, sexuality, and so on, you may have grounds for a case.
Retaliation occurs if you’re fired after blowing the whistle on someone within your company, or the company on a whole. For example, if a higher-ranking employee made sexual remarks and you filed a complaint and were fired soon after, it could have been retaliatory action. If you called the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for illegal practices and got fired, it’s a similar case.
If you feel that you have been wrongfully terminated, or that your job was put at risk unfairly, consider taking a look at our web page on employment law and wrongful termination. You can learn more about your options moving forward.