In California, people lose their jobs every week, yet many of them do not deserve to be fired. Unfortunately, all too many employers abuse their power by treating employees unfairly. Some discriminate against workers for reasons that are unconnected with their job performance, while others retaliate against employees who have gone against their wishes. Whatever the reason, unfair dismissal should not be tolerated, and you deserve to have your case heard.
Some employers may attempt to give false reasons for dismissing you, such as suggesting you have performed poorly, even though you have not received any disciplinary action. Others may attempt to force you to resign by treating you unfairly. All of these tactics are unacceptable, and if you experience them, it is important to record as many details as possible to support your case.
If you feel you are being unfairly treated, it can also be helpful to report the matter, either to your superiors or to the human resources department. If they fail to resolve the situation, it is still helpful to make a note of any correspondences so you can show that you attempted to address the issue within your workplace.
While this may not save you from being dismissed, any actions you take to show that you were a willing and cooperative member of the staff could help to prove your case and demonstrate your employer’s mistreatment of you.
If you have been unfairly fired from your job, you may find our page on employee rights helpful. Losing your job can be extremely distressing, and you may find yourself feeling lost and frustrated. Fortunately, you are not alone and there is support available to help you with your case. An attorney’s advice could be particularly valuable at this difficult time. He or she can explain your options and may be able to help you pursue a fair and favorable resolution to your situation.