DMV made a mistake and got me fired from a driving / traveling job. Anyone know if there could be a lawsuit there?
My employer told me a ticket was making the company insurance drop me, so I accepted it as I did get a ticket, but later check my driving record to see it was suspended about 21 days later. Called DMV and they fixed it that day, also sent an e-mail to my previous employer letting them know the situation. Sadly the HR person will not talk to me at all, nor respond to my e-mails.
Your employer fired you - not the DMV. Glad to hear you got matter straightened out with DMV. This might help with future job. Do not think there is a lawsuit against DMV.
ANDREW ROBERTS CRIMINAL, DUI AND TRAFFIC TICKET DEFENSE ATTORNEY
It's not my area of law so I don't know for sure, but the only thing I can think of which you might benefit from now is unemployment. You probably were eligible regardless but at least now if your employer tries to fight you on it you could use this fact to your advantage. Good luck and at least the mistake is cleared now so you can get a new job without issues.
If you want to sue the DMV, that is a losing proposition. Suing the State of California for making an administrative mistake is not a viable claim.
If you want to sue your employer for believing the DMV, that is also a losing proposition. Unless you had an express agreement to the contrary, your employment was at will. That means an employer can terminate you for any reason or even no reason at all. Terminating you because it believed your license was suspended is not an unlawful reason to terminate you.
What you have experienced is grossly unfair, but the law does not provide a lawsuit to address every unfair situation.
Good luck to you.
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