It goes without saying that losing a job can have massive financial implications. However, when a worker loses his or her job due to workplace discrimination, the experience can also be emotionally and psychologically traumatic. Despite significant advancements in women’s rights, gender discrimination is still one of the most common forms of discrimination in workplaces in California and across the country. Discrimination in any form is wrong and is never justified. A woman in another state filed a lawsuit over claims that she was fired from her job simply because she is a female.
Reportedly, the woman worked as a police officer. According to the lawsuit, her supervisor made several discriminatory comments to her and allegedly desired to employ only male police officers. The plaintiff claimed that she was the only female police officer in the city.
Allegedly, she was fired by her supervisor without just cause. The lawsuit alleges that she was terminated just because she is female. The plaintiff accuses the defendant of violating federal labor laws. The plaintiff seeks damages for lost wages, loss of benefits and mental and emotional distress.
Fortunately, there are laws in place at the state and federal levels that offer protection for all workers. These employment laws strictly prohibit things such as workplace discrimination and harassment. When an employee in California loses his or her job as a result of discriminatory acts, he or she can take action by seeking the services of a legal representative. A successfully litigated lawsuit could result in much-needed financial relief as well as a sense of justice.