Losing a job is never easy and the financial ramifications can be immediate and far-reaching. However, when employment is lost because of things such as harassment or retaliation, the psychological and emotional impacts can be devastating. Workers in Massachusetts and all across the country are protected by law and have a right to speak up about concerns in the workplace without fear of harassment or retaliation. Recently, a woman in another state says she lost her job as a form alleged retaliation, and she has taken legal action by filing a wrongful termination lawsuit.
The plaintiff worked as a case manager for mental health clinic. According to the case, the plaintiff was asked on several occasions to provide false information on documents in order to receive Medicaid payments. The plaintiff claims she refused to do so and, as a result, was subjected to hostility in the workplace.
Allegedly, the plaintiff reported the hostility to her manager and was then terminated from her position. The plaintiff claims that she was wrongfully terminated because she refused to falsify documents. The plaintiff seeks punitive and compensatory damages with prejudgment interest.
Experiencing harassment in any form can have lasting and negative effects on the physical and emotional well-being of victims. Losing employment not only affects workers, but also their families. Massachusetts residents who believe they suffered unjust loss of employment could greatly benefit from seeking the services of a knowledgeable employment law attorney. A successful wrongful termination lawsuit could result in vital compensation to help victims and families endure this painful experience.
Source: wvrecord.com, "Woman sues Logan-Mingo Area Mental Health for wrongful termination", Kyla Asbury, May 5, 2017