At such a large company like UPS, it is no surprise that there is discrimination and mistreatment. The company may not protect its employees from coworkers, and some bosses may actively participate in the preferential treatment. In the worst cases, supervisors and managers will elect to fire individuals they find different or with whom they have differing beliefs. This issue should be appropriately dealt with by the company. Those individuals in power should be held accountable for discriminatory actions. If UPS wrongfully and illegally fired you, you should sue UPS for wrongful termination. A California wrongful termination attorney for UPS employees can assist you. Feel free to call our law firm, the California Labor Law Employment Attorneys Group, and we will work to win your claim.
What is wrongful termination?
Wrongful termination occurs when your employer fires you for an illegal reason. In California, you can be terminated at any point for any reason. This is because of at-will employment. You can also leave your job whenever you wish. The issues arise when your boss tries to fire you because of something unrelated to the job or because he has a personal vendetta against you and your beliefs or qualities.
The Civil Rights Act of 1964 disallows people from being discriminated against or terminated because of race, religion, sex, and more. Other laws have also been passed to protect people – the Age Discrimination in Employment Act protects those over the age of 40, while the Americans with Disabilities Act protects those who have disabilities that are mental or physical in nature. It is also possible for pregnant women to be protected, thanks to the pregnancy Discrimination Act.
California has laws that protect employees, and these generally offer more protections than their Federal counterparts. The Fair Employment and Housing Act is the overarching law, while more specifics are fleshed out in others, such as the California Family Rights Act. This provides protected maternity leave, protected medical leave, protected caretaking, and more. Other acts provide protection for new parents, disabled persons, harassed victims, and more.
In fact, California has more protected classes than most other states. It is illegal to discriminate against or terminate employees based on these traits:
- Nation of origin
- Marital status
- Genetic information
- Sexual orientation
- Gender identity
- Gender expression
- HIV/AIDS affliction
- Physical disability
- Mental disability
- Persons over the age of 40 years old
- Political beliefs, activities, and affiliations
- Medical conditions
- Military or veteran status
- Victims of domestic abuse or stalking
You can speak with a lawyer who has experience in UPS wrongful termination cases to determine if you were illegally fired or if you fit one of the protected classes. Bear in mind that there are other ways that you can be wrongfully fired as well that are not based on these qualities.
What are examples of wrongful termination at UPS?
UPS can wrongfully terminate you in various ways. The company may not allow you to continue working if you are a certain race, for example. Some types of wrongful termination include:
- Racial discrimination: Your manager may be racially biased or prejudiced. If he does not like a certain race or ethnicity, he can easily terminate you and try to mask it as a performance issue. Our UPS racial discrimination attorneys in Los Angeles can ensure that you are appropriately represented in a lawsuit.
- Disability discrimination: You may have a physical handicap, mental disability, or other temporary issue that prevents you from being able to complete your job duties. Your boss may elect to simply fire you during your medical leave or if you have no way to complete your duties without such accommodations. He must do all he can to accommodate you, though, and if he refuses and fires you, you can sue UPS for disability discrimination.
- Pregnancy discrimination: Pregnancy can also be considered a disability while you are at work. You may not be able to complete specific activities and you may need a lot of extra time to get around. If you are fired during pregnancy, you can sue UPS for pregnancy discrimination and illegal termination. To avoid lawsuits, the company may simply request that you resign. If UPS asked you to quit because you were pregnant, you can take legal action.
- Age discrimination, which often happens in fields where younger workers are preferred because of image or to save money. A UPS age discrimination lawyer can sue if you are targeted because of your age and the company wants to replace you because it believes you are a detriment for not being young.
- Retaliation: Retaliation is the act of getting back at you after you have filed a complaint or taken some kind of action. You may have hired a UPS sexual harassment lawyer or a UPS sexual assault lawyer after someone harmed you, for example, which could have led to negative effects at the job. If you were sexually assaulted and HR did nothing, you may take action, and it is illegal for the company to try to fire you for that. If someone at UPS harasses you and retaliates against you, reach out to a UPS harassment lawyer at once.
- Breach of contract: If you signed a contract for your employer, both sides must honor the terms and conditions. If your employer fires you when the contract explicitly states he cannot, he can be held accountable for wrongful termination.
- Breach of public policy: You may wish to exercise your rights and vote in an election or you may be summoned to jury duty. Your employer cannot fire you for exercising these duties.
Speak with our UPS discrimination attorneys to file a wrongful termination lawsuit against UPS.
How do I file a UPS wrongful termination lawsuit?
If you were wrongfully terminated by UPS, you can take legal action by acquiring evidence and presenting it to either the EEOC (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, a Federal entity) or the DFEH (Department of Fair Employment and Housing, a State entity). Your evidence can consist of the following:
- Photos, videos, audio recordings, and other proof of the discrimination that occurred
- A copy of the contract you had with the employer
- A copy of the employee handbook to point to show discrepancies
- Timesheets, keycard sheets, and anything else to show your hours worked
- Messages from your boss or the Human Resources department if you went to either with complaints
- Testimonies from coworkers, although these may be difficult to acquire if your coworkers are uncertain if they will also be retaliated against
- Statements from other individuals who were similarly treated and terminated, if possible
- Proof of a medical condition, disability, jury visit, and more
All of this evidence can be submitted to a lawyer who can help sue UPS for wrongful termination. We will go through either entity and ensure that you are properly paid out and that justice is served.
You should be aware, though, that there is a statute of limitations during which you can sue. If you do not take proper legal action in the time after you were fired, you won’t be able to collect any compensation. EEOC claims must be filed within 180 days of the discrimination, and DFEH claims must be filed within 300 days. If the defendant is a government entity, you only have 45 days to sue.
It is important that you contact a lawyer with experience in UPS wrongful termination cases. You may not have any ability to sue by yourself, and a lawyer will be indispensable.
How much is a wrongful termination claim against UPS worth?
UPS wrongful termination cases can have an average value of over $1,000,000 in some scenarios. UPS wrongful termination lawsuits can be worth a lot of money if the defendant was egregious or if you were deliberately discriminated against. You may also be a part of a class action claim involving numerous other plaintiffs, and if the discrimination is that widespread, it can result in millions being paid out.
We will work hard to win you the following damages:
- Loss of income from the past and future
- Reinstatement into your previous job position
- Pain and suffering damages
- Punitive damages
We will also seek effective policy changes at your job and effective punishments for the individuals who carried out the discrimination against you. Our UPS wrongful termination lawyers in Los Angeles are available to help you win every penny you deserve.
UPS Wrongful Termination Attorney in California
If you are in need of a skilled attorney who can sue UPS for wrongful termination, you do not need to look any further than the California Labor Law Employment Attorneys Group. Our lawyers are committed to winning your case and we dedicate ourselves to each and every client of ours. Our aggressive lawyers do not give up on anyone, and we will do whatever it takes to ensure that you are paid what you deserve, even if it means going to court and defending your rights.
Call for a free legal consultation to discuss your case. We ensure that your private details and case information is kept confidential, and we release nothing anywhere outside of our office. We are available around the clock for discussion. We can answer your queries and help you determine how much your case is worth.
If you want us to work on your case, we will give you our zero fee guarantee. This promises that you won’t have to spend any of your own finances throughout. You will not have to pay us a dime if we win or lose – our fees will be claimed form the settlement we bring you or we will take no money at all.
The California Labor Law Employment Attorneys Group can sue UPS if you were wrongfully terminated. Don’t wait to contact us to start your claim.