A California woman has been fired from her job at Fox News for attempting to help the family members of those that were aboard Malaysian Airlines Flight 370. Was her termination wrongful, or was it fair for her employer to discharge her? This determination can be made only by a court of law after hearing the facts of the case.
Imagine working for the same company for over 46 years and then, suddenly, being fired and having your job taken right out from under you. Unfortunately, in many cases, it is perfectly legal for employers to lay people off in this manner, as long as they are being laid off for legal reasons. However, a former Blanchard Community Librarian who has recently gone through this very situation does not feel his termination was lawful. Therefore, he filed a wrongful termination lawsuit against his former employer.
Employers in California, and in every state across the country, are required to meet certain requirements when it comes to paying their employees. These requirements usually include adhering to minimum wage laws and overtime pay requirements when employees work over 40 hours a week.
As previous postings on this blog have discussed, whenever an employee who has been fired from his or her job feels he or she was wrongfully terminated, whether for discriminatory reasons, as a form of harassment, or retaliation, it is important that he or she seeks legal counsel. A California man's recent wrongful termination case is a perfect example of the compensation that may be recovered when a wrongfully discharged employee files suit against his or her former employer.