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Was I wrongfully fired under the pretense of downsizing?

On Behalf of | Nov 14, 2018 | Firm News, Wrongful Termination |

If you have recently been fired, it is likely that you were surprised by the sudden and arguably unnecessary termination of your employment. While your employer does not need to give a specific reason for why you were fired, they cannot fire you for a wrongful reason. For example, they cannot fire you for a discriminatory reason such as your race, religion, pregnancy or sexual orientation.

It often happens that when a person is wrongfully fired, they are given a reason under a false pretense. This might make the fired employee suspicious, and they may have reason to believe that they were wrongfully fired.

What is a good example of being fired under a false pretense?

A good example of being fired under a false pretense is an instance in which a pregnant woman is fired and told that the reason why they are being fired is that the company is downsizing. If the woman is given this reasoning and realizes that there is no strategy in place for the company to go through a downsizing process, the woman might conclude that she was in fact fired because of her pregnancy.

How can I prove that I was wrongfully terminated?

It can be difficult to prove wrongful termination. However, keeping a record of inconsistent communication from your former employer could shed light on the situation.

When should I take action?

It is important that you know more about the law in California before taking action. However, if you firmly believe that you were discriminated against in some way, an experienced attorney can help you learn more about your legal options.