I have been turned away from lawyers and I wanted to see if this is something can be done. Long story short. I got married, started working for my husbands family business, found out he did some inappropriate and illegal things in the work place, told management and owners (his family) and divorced him. I continue to work and live on business property. Things were getting bad with the hostility my ex husband was creating with myself and others employees so they sent him to work outside and the living conditions were becoming worse where the home was unlivable. Things were never easy but the harassment and hostility continued - never had issues with any other employees. He was investigated for something else and blamed myself and his stepdaughter for it. He threatened to turn the family against me to have me fired.4 days ago there was a meeting I kept asking what the issue was. None was really given.Meeting ended, owner said I’m not fired. 4 hours later i was fired and evicted and then I am now being accused of everything. Then they were upset that I didn’t show up to work but I’m still fired.Told my boyfriend about it and ex husband text randomly “I had nothing to do with it”
What a mess! I am sorry you are going through this. However, there is little in your post that might justify a lawsuit against the employer.
Because there is no much involved in your situation, it would nonetheless be wise to locate and consult with an experienced employment law attorney as soon as possible to explore your facts and determine your options. I would suggest you look either on this site in the Find a Lawyer section, or go to www.cela.org, the home page for the California Employment Lawyers Association, an organization whose members are dedicated to the representation of employees against their employers.
Most employment attorneys who practice this area of law work offer a free or low cost consultation in the beginning and then, if the matter has merit and value, will usually agree to work on a contingency basis, meaning you can hire an attorney without paying any money until the matter results in a positive outcome for you. Many advance all the costs of the litigation as well. Do not let fear of fees and costs keep you from finding a good attorney.
Good luck to you.
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