Wrongful Termination Archives

The reason behind a termination matters

Being let go from your job isn't an easy situation. You have a lot to worry about, such as how you are going to pay your bills and when you will find a new job. There are moments when you know your times at the company is ending, such as if there are rounds of terminations or layoffs. In other cases, you might not have any idea that you are going to lose your job.

Were you wrongfully terminated because of harassment?

Imagine your boss is sexually harassing you, so you go to your boss's superior to complain. A week later, you get a termination notice. Apparently, your boss's superior would rather get rid of you than address the problem of your sexual harassment and discipline your boss.

Man sues Tesla for discrimination and retaliatory discharge

In Arizona and the rest of the nation, it is illegal for companies to retaliate against workers for engaging in protected activity, including reporting illegal behavior. It is also illegal for companies to discriminate against workers based on their protected characteristics. Recently, a California man filed a lawsuit against Tesla, alleging that the company discriminated against him based on his race and national origin and retaliated against him for complaining about a supervisor's alleged theft of auto parts.

Protection against wrongful termination

If you were terminated from your job in Arizona, you may have a feeling that you were fired unfairly, but you might not know whether you have a case. Ultimately, termination scenarios need to be looked at on an individual basis to determine if the employee was fired wrongfully and has the right to seek justice in court.

OSC issues three memos outlining whistleblower protections

The Office of Special Counsel has issued a series of memos regarding whistleblower protections. These memos, disseminated to all federal agencies, outlined new whistleblower protections and updated whistleblower guidelines. These new guidelines cover all federal employees in Arizona and around the country. According to the OSC, these additional protections will provide additional protection for those employees.

Your first steps after a wrongful termination

Losing a job can make life difficult for both a worker and their family. Employers who fire workers for illegal reasons are trampling the rights of employees who put in hard work at their jobs. Creating a plan for life after your wrongful termination will let you protect your rights. We will go over five steps that you can take after your illegal firing.

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