Being treated unfairly in the workplace is an unfortunate circumstance that many individuals may find themselves facing. This unfair treatment could lead to their being subjected to inappropriate comments or actions, or they may even be fired from their positions without just cause. In such a case, a former worker may have reason to file a wrongful termination suit against his or her former employers.
A former coach at the University of Central Florida is currently seeking a lawsuit against the institution for what he believes was discrimination and wrongful termination. It was reported that the man claimed that he faced inappropriate comments about his Italian heritage while on the job. The report also states that he believed there was an "anticipatory breach" of his employment contract when another coach was apparently being considered for his position.
Representatives for UCF claim that the former coach resigned from his position and was not fired. They also claim to have investigated the remarks that the former employee believed to have been discriminatory and allegedly did not find any evidence to support the claims. At this time, the former coach is seeking damages of approximately $15,000.
Feeling uncomfortable while trying to perform work duties can make carrying out those activities very unpleasant. As a result, many individuals may feel the need to report inappropriate actions in order to hopefully improve the situation. As this Florida case shows, further legal steps may need to be taken if the situation leads to wrongful termination or other unjust actions toward employees.
Source: baynews9.com, "Ex-coach sues UCF for wrongful termination, claiming racism", Ryan Bass, Sept. 30, 2014