Tom the Lawyer2019-06-10T22:14:17-08:00

Fired Because You Got Married?? And Were Happy Being So???!!!

Has this happened to you?  Do you think it is now, or wondering if it’s about to pop?

You’ve taken it for the team – your job – week after week, month after month, year after year.  That means something, doesn’t it?  It should, shouldn’t it?

Then along the path of life comes that spouse you always dreamed would head your way.  You get married!  Now you want to spend time with her/him instead of all your time being married to the job.  That makes sense, doesn’t it?

But what’s this?  Your boss doesn’t like the new you?  Likes your new husband/wife even less?  Makes no bones about the fact that the company is not pleased with you not being there day-in, day-out, 7 days a week?  Even threatens you?  Writes you up?  Puts you on a 90 day review?  Fires you???!!!!!

Has this happened to you or someone you know?  In California, an employer can’t intentionally decide to interfere with one’s marriage for the benefit of the company.  That’s called “marital status discrimination”.  So if your honeymoon has been put on a forced time off because of your boss’s jealousy – her discrimination – at your actually having a life?  Call us.  You probably need more than a marriage counselor.

September 19th, 2019|Comments Off on Fired Because You Got Married?? And Were Happy Being So???!!!

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