Anytime someone is let go from a professional position, they are likely to feel slighted and wronged. Getting fired or laid off — no matter how much it might hurt — doesn't always mean you were wrongfully discharged. Here are some legal reasons that you might have been let go unlawfully.
California state laws, in addition to federal laws, protect workers from workplace discrimination. The Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), in particular, is the California law that serves to keep workers safe from being discriminated against. This law is enforced by the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH).
When we think about our national parks, we tend to focus on goodness, wholesomeness and beauty. We might think about the fact that the U.S. was the first nation in the world to reserve the best and most amazing spots as national parks that would be open to everyone. We might have memories of childhood road trips -- or of bringing our own kids to a national park.
When you report racial and sexual harassment by your co-workers, the last thing you'd probably expect is to have those same co-workers promoted and given supervisory powers over you.
The vast majority of workers in the private sector, approximately 60 million people according to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) are considered "at will" employees. This means your employment can be terminated for any reason - or sometimes for no reason at all.
If you are a familiar with the TV show "Mad Men," you might be of the view that we have come a long way when it comes to respect for women in the workplace. That series, set in the 1960s, provided what many consider an accurate reflection of the poor treatment women endured from the male-dominated corporate ladder.