I am a Licensed Vocational Nurse and had been working for this employer for two years and seven months. I was wrongfully terminated after reporting nursing home violations to the state surveyors. I was terminated without notice several months after the first time I spoke with the state. During this time I was yelled at, belittled, demoted, suspended without cause and some other things before actually finding out I was fired. I won a case at the DLSE against the employer for unpaid wages and since then the employer has made up terrible lies as to why I was fired. Because of this, my claim of retaliation was denied and when I appealed, it was denied again. Is there anything I can do?My wage claim award from the DLSE, (almost 20 thousand dollars), was promptly appealed by my employer. The law and the DLSE manual very clearly states the employer must post a bond in the amount of the award when the appeal is filed. The employer is also required to provide written notification to the DLSE and the employee that the bond has been posted. I am in the middle of this appeal hearing now but the bond has never been posted. Does this mean the appeal should never been accepted by the court or what?