Employees have the right to work without being discriminated against. While many people know that this protection is enforced during an employment period, some people might not realize that it also extends to the hiring period.
Whistleblower laws serve the purpose of protecting employees who report an employer's violation of the law or public's trust from being retaliated against for doing so. While most states have whistleblower laws in place that protect public employees from being fired for reporting this type of crime, very few states also protect private employees. California is one of few states that protect both types of employees though.
A lawsuit against Viacom, Black Entertainment Television (BET) and the network's former programming president alleges that gender discrimination permeates the upper ranks of the network and creates an atmosphere of hostility toward women throughout the company.
Losing a job is hard, but when you lose that job because you were wrongfully terminated, the situation becomes even harder. There are many different situations that would fall under wrongful termination; however, these cases are often difficult to prove.