Being fired as a nurse can leave you in a very insecure financial situation, but it can also impede your ability to get a job afterward. Other hospitals might question the fact that you were previously fired or dismissed, and this could hurt your career options. It also might mean that you become forced to take a cut in salary.
However, if you believe that your termination was wrongful, it is important that you take the appropriate action so that you can clear your name and not suffer as a result. There are many ways in which you are able to fight back as a wrongfully fired nurse in the state of California.
Appealing the decision made
Depending on the hospital you work for, it might be possible for you to file an official complaint within the hospital that you were fired from. If there was a conflict that occurred, you can write your side of the story within the appeal.
Getting help from your union
If your hospital is not helping you with the wrongful termination you suffered, it is likely that your union will be able to help. They will be able to communicate with the hospital on your behalf and may be successful in getting a positive outcome.
If your union is not helping you to get justice, you may decide to file a discrimination claim or a wrongful termination claim against your employer. Before doing this, it is a good idea to learn more about the law and how it will work to protect you.