Believe it or not, there is an illegal way that you can be terminated. Because many workers are employed “at will,” they can be terminated with or without reason by their employers. But that doesn’t mean that your employer gets to violate your rights by terminating you.
If your employer fires you out of retaliation for speaking out against them, that is illegal. If you were terminated after filing a sexual harassment complaint, that is illegal. When you have been wrongfully terminated, speak with our Oakland wrongful termination lawyers at Olivier & Schreiber LLP.
The reason that you were fired plays a crucial role in wrongful termination. Federal and state laws prohibit you from being fired based on discrimination, retaliation, or wage and hour disputes.
If you refused to be sexually harassed or continue to work in a hostile work environment and were terminated, that’s another example. The best way to determine if you have been wrongfully terminated is to check your federal employee rights.
Discrimination in the workplace is being treated unfairly based on your race. When you are terminated because of your race, that is wrongful termination. You can sue your employer when they have made certain distinctions and chose to terminate you over your race.
There are federal wage and hour requirements that your employer must follow. Your employer must pay you for your work hours, especially overtime. When your employer fires you because you were fighting to get your just wages, you can take them to court for wrongful termination.
As an employee, you have the right to report your employer when they are doing the wrong thing. When your employer retaliates against you by terminating you, you can take them to court for wrongful termination. They cannot retaliate against you for exercising your whistleblower rights.
Sexual harassment is unwelcome sexual advances from one person to another. Your employer could face serious consequences if they made sexual advances toward you and fired you afterward.
They could still be sued even if they fired you because you would not perform any sexual favors. Sometimes, you can even get your job back if you’ve been wrongfully terminated because of sexual harassment.
Every employee has federal rights under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). These rights grant employees protected leave when they are sick or need to take care of family. Employers cannot fire you or retaliate against you because you took FMLA leave. If your employer fired you, that is an automatic wrongful termination lawsuit.
When your termination conflicts with your federal and state rights, that is wrongful termination. You deserve to be represented by an Oakland wrongful termination lawyer who wants to help you seek the justice you deserve.
At Olivier & Schreiber LLP, we are passionate about fighting for your rights as an employee. Complete our contact form to schedule your free consultation.
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