A Los Angeles man has recently settled his lawsuit claiming wrongful termination against the upscale department store where he used to work. These types of lawsuits have become more prevalent in recent years as more and more victims of wrongful termination are stepping forward claiming their rights were violated. Constitutional rights or workplace rights can be violated in a way that a person can file a wrongful termination suit. In this case, the man alleged wrongful termination based on sexual orientation and religious discrimination.
Most say the greatest characteristic about the American people is our diversity -- our ability to be so different and yet so united. Most believe our differences make us stronger. However, there are still instances of religious discrimination in the workplace as seen in California's most recent report as listed in the Council on American-Islamic Relations.
A person's work environment should be a safe and comfortable place for everyone. This includes people who have become victims of sexual harassment. Sexual harassment is not just unwanted physical advances. It is much more than that. There are two types of sexual harassment that could possibly be proven and penalized in California.
When a resident of California loses his or her job, he or she will likely experience a wide range of emotions. These emotions may include anger, confusion, panic, the desire to get revenge by filing a lawsuit and much more. However, California is an employment at will state. Therefore, employers are able to end the employment of any of their employees who don't have written contracts for almost any reason, provided it is not illegal.