I'm in California.
Why isn't there a good lawyer who can challenge at will employment when someone can be let go / fired from accusations that he didn't do. I have the legal recording that can prove I didn't do it.
In my case, I've been given a letter of warning and in it, much of it is inaccurate but the biggest lie that I'm accused of is that I leaked confidential information on one particular phone call. I have the recording, legal recording (customer was notified on every call). I anticipate that after I write my rebuttal, I'll be further targeted with retaliation. At this point, I don't have enough skills to leave, especially in this economy.
Despite at will employment, If I'm let go why can't I sue and win with lost wages and defamation? The letter of warning contains absolute false information for purpose to fire. The false allegation affects promotion, pay raise, and any possibility to be hired by other divisions within the department if it is read by other managers.
The real reason why the letter of warning was written is because there are two bullies at work which my manager relies on. It is not illegal to bully yet, but does this mean that I won't win if I sue? Give me the scoop here. Explain about fairness and how and if it even comes into play with at will employment. Yes, I've read about at will employment, but it doesn't seem to protect much but the very obvious.
My company does have policies with regard to integrity and respect.
I'm not terminated yet, but I need to write my rebuttal. My manager is still dragging her feet in giving me the other recordings though I've notified HR that I've requested them for a few weeks on my third requests. Recordings should be easy to get, a matter of minutes.
Though there may not be laws out there for work place bullies, isn't there some brave lawyers who are out there that can piece the logic together?? It's crazy to have laws out there before one can sue. Just because it's not illegal doesn't mean I can't win does it??
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