When a person loses a job, he or she not only suffers financially, but perhaps also emotionally and psychologically. When employment is lost due to retaliation, the experience can be especially traumatic and devastating. Workers in Massachusetts and across the country have laws that protect them from retaliation and other unfair acts in the workplace. What can be done when a worker is fired as a form of retaliation by his or her employer? Those affected can file a wrongful termination lawsuit like a worker in another state who allegedly experienced retaliation by an employer.
The plaintiff in the suit was an employee of a lending start-up company in another state. He alleges that he was terminated after informing his supervisors that his manager was sexually harassing female co-workers. The plaintiff claims that, during his time of employment, his manager referred to female co-workers in a lewd and inappropriate way and also made lewd and sexual gestures.
The plaintiff allegedly reported the behavior and claims he was fired as retaliation. The lawsuit claims that the plaintiff was told that reporting the alleged sexual harassment was not part of his duties. The lawsuit also alleges that managers of the the company manipulated records and participated in inappropriate handling of loan applications and loans.
Although workers in Massachusetts and across America have laws to protect them from retaliatory acts in the workplace, employers will still violate these laws. Victims of retaliation or harassment have the right to take legal action and pursue damages. A successful wrongful termination lawsuit could result in a substantial monetary award as well as a sense of justice.
Source: fortune.com, "SoFi Is Being Sued by an Employee Claiming He Was Fired for Reporting Sexual Harassment", David Z. Morris, Aug. 13, 2017