When a wrongful dismissal occurs, it can be devastating for former employees, causing financial hardship, stress and other problems. Whether employment termination is the result of retaliation, wrongful discrimination or any other form of unfair treatment, workers could struggle to move forward with their careers and lives. In New York City, these types of wrongful discharge appear in the news from time to time, which serves as a reminder of how many people are impacted by this issue.
A man who claims to have been wrongfully terminated by conservative activist James O'Keefe has taken his case to the Supreme Court of New York. The former employee, who says that he did not receive payment for his final work week, also says that he was defamed after the termination. The former employee was the executive director of one of O'Keefe's projects.