Losing your job is always a difficult experience. All of sudden your income is gone, your routine has changed and you have to start wondering what to do next. Sadly, it is something many people in California experience at some point and often at the worst possible time. Imagine, for example, that illness leaves you unable to work for a period of time and so your boss decided to fire you, even though you were covered by the FMLA.
Suddenly you are too ill to search for other jobs and have nothing to go back to when you recover. Fortunately, such circumstances are covered by law. This means that there are certain reasons that cannot be used to dismiss someone. If an employer breaches these laws, they could be sued for unfair dismissal. If your case is successful, you might be awarded compensation or even the return of your job.
Of course, as this article on wrongful termination explains, there are many other ways in which you might be dismissed from your job in an illegal fashion. However, your employer may not be honest about his or her reasons. For example, you could be fired for your race, gender, age or even for rejecting unwanted sexual advances. Yet your employer may cite performance or unsuitability as the reason.
Fortunately, an attorney may be able to help you get to the bottom of the matter. He or she may also be able to assist you if you decide to take legal action against your employer and fight to have them held accountable for their actions.