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Certain actions may cause workers to suspect wrongful termination

On Behalf of | May 10, 2018 | Uncategorized

When individuals face situations in which they feel they have been treated unfairly, they may consider their options on how to address the issue. In some cases, some New York residents may choose to ignore the unfairness as best as possible, but in other instances, such as wrongful termination, it may be more prudent to face the mistreatment head-on. As a result, legal action be prove necessary.

It was recently reported that one woman in another state has filed a lawsuit against her former employers after such mistreatment. The woman was an athletics employee at a university, and she claims that she was fired from her job due to trying to report misconduct and due to her health problems. Apparently, the woman had noticed various instances of noncompliance with certain school policies, and she reported that misconduct to school officials.

The woman also claims that due to various health issues, she would sometimes need time away from work; she apparently even required hospitalization at times. The interim athletic director apparently displayed annoyance at the woman’s need for time away from work as well as the unpredictable nature of the woman’s illnesses. The woman later received a letter of termination, stating that her dismissal was part of the athletic director’s decision to reorganize certain functions in the department. However, the woman believes that the firing was an act of retaliation and discrimination.

Wrongful termination is a serious act the goes beyond simple unfairness, and in some cases, such as this woman’s, grounds may exist to pursue legal action to rectify the situation. This type of issue could come about due to discrimination, retaliation, violations of leave protections and other factors. If New York workers feel that they were wrongfully dismissed from their jobs, they may wish to find out more information on what legal action they could potentially take.

Source:, “Former Louisville athletics employee sues over alleged discrimination, wrongful firing“, Darcy Costello and Danielle Lerner, April 25, 2018