One of the worst and most hurtful experiences an employee can face is harassment from a boss or superior. Employees in California have rights and should never be forced to endure harassment in the workplace. Unfortunately, it seems to be happening more and more these days. Losing employment for any reason is difficult, but when employment is lost as a result of harassment, the experience can be humiliating and traumatic. A man in Los Angeles filed a wrongful termination lawsuit after he was allegedly harassed and fired.
The man worked for a talent agency as the head of the motion picture department. According to the lawsuit, the plaintiff was attending a video conference when the company’s chief of human resources subjected him to weird and awkward questions. Allegedly, she asked the plaintiff if he had defecated on a bathroom floor during a recent trip to New York.
The plaintiff said was offended and mortified by the woman’s accusations and explained to her that he would never do such a thing. The plaintiff was defamed and embarrassed throughout the company, the lawsuit claimed. Eventually, the lawsuit said he was fired. The company claims the plaintiff was fired for performance reasons but the lawsuit suggests otherwise.
Fortunately, workers in California and across the United States are protected by law from harassment and retaliation in the workplace. Employees who have endured wrongful termination can benefit from discussions with an experienced attorney. By filing a lawsuit, victims could be awarded much-needed compensation to replace lost wages and recover any monetary losses that may have occurred due to this traumatic experience.