Kaiser Permanente is a large employer in our area. Though they have been around for more than 70 years, they have faced constant criticism for the way they treat their employees. With more than 200,000 workers across the nation, Kaiser Permanente has faced many claims of wrongful termination, along with other serious employment violations. At Rager & Yoon – Employment Lawyers, our Los Angeles wrongful termination lawyers want to discuss what you can do if you think you have a case against Kaiser Permanente.
Kaiser Permanente has a history of wrongful termination
Even though Kaiser Permanente is a large company that is supposed to be dedicated to caring for the health and well-being of citizens in this country, there are times when they have wrongfully terminated their employees. Perhaps this was most clearly evidenced by a 2017 case in which a California state jury awarded $492,000 to a former medical assistant who had accused Kaiser Permanente of terminating her in order to avoid paying costly medical treatment for her disabled son. In that case, Kaiser Permanente had offered a $15,000 settlement that was rejected by the employee. Attorneys for the wrongfully fired woman showed that she had received positive performance evaluations for 11 years prior to being fired.
Wrongful termination can happen for various reasons
It does not matter what job you held at Kaiser Permanente – the team at Rager & Yoon – Employment Lawyers is ready to help if you believe you have been wrongfully terminated. We know that there are various reasons that wrongful termination occurs, including:
- Discrimination based on sex, age, religion, pregnancy, disability, sexual orientation, and more.
- For reporting patient safety and health code violations to state or federal watchdog agencies.
- Retaliation for violations, discrimination, or requesting ADA accommodations.
How do you sue Kaiser Permanente for wrongful termination?
Your first step will be to secure a Los Angeles wrongful termination attorney. Most people who have been fired illegally do not have the resources or experience necessary to properly investigate their case. Our Los Angeles wrongful termination attorneys will conduct a thorough investigation into your case and secure the evidence necessary to move forward with the lawsuit.
At Rager & Yoon – Employment Lawyers, we understand the various sets of unique protections in place to protect workers in the health care industry from retaliation and wrongful termination.
Let us get to work on your behalf
If you think that you or somebody you care about has been wrongfully terminated by Kaiser Permanente, you need to seek assistance from a skilled employment law attorney immediately. At Rager & Yoon – Employment Lawyers, we are ready to get to work investigating your case so we can secure the compensation you are entitled to. This can include:
- Any lost wages and benefits
- Pain and suffering damages
- Reinstatement if necessary and desired
- Court costs and legal fees
- Possible punitive damages against Kaiser Permanente