It goes without saying that losing a job can have significant financial impacts. However, when a worker is fired in retaliation, the experience can be psychologically and emotionally devastating. Employees in California who are subjected to unfair treatment or witness unethical conduct in the workplace have a right to speak up without fear of retaliation. So, what can be done if an individual loses his or her job as a result of retaliation? This allegedly happened to a woman in another state and she filed a wrongful termination lawsuit.
According to the lawsuit, the woman worked for a capital management company and was sexually assaulted by her boss. It was asserted that the woman was on a business trip with the defendant when the alleged incident occurred. Allegedly, the pair were supposed to be staying in separate rooms but the boss intentionally only booked one room.
The woman claimed her boss attempted to sexually assault her inside the hotel room so she alerted police. A police report said officers arrived to find the man wearing only a shirt and a strong smell of alcohol on the man’s breath. Two weeks after returning from the business trip, according to the claim, the woman was fired by her boss in retaliation. The plaintiff seeks over $1 million in damages.
When employees speak out against unethical acts in the workplace, it is not uncommon for them to suffer retaliation. Those in California who feel they are a victim of wrongful termination can take action by discussing the matter with a legal representative. A successfully litigated lawsuit could provide much-needed financial relief and, if desired, reinstatement.