PLEASE HELP.........Stressed out!!

I was employed by a towing company that contracts will Auto Club, I was told repeatedly to dis-obey the law by overloading a tow truck. I was screamed at repeatedly and was verbally abused by the manager of the company on numerous occasions. I was repeatedly told that if I didn't do what he said I was going to be fired. I was terminated on April 5 after showing him a problem with a truck I was driving. Do I have any legal rights from the abuse and termination

2 answers  |  asked Apr 8, 2003 2:13 PM [EST]  |  applies to California

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Geoff Morris
Wrongful Termination

You may have a valid wrongful termination claim if you were terminated because you refused to break the law. If you would like to discuss your case, I can be reached at 949-727-2630.
Geoff Morris

posted by Geoff Morris  |  Apr 8, 2003 4:32 PM [EST]
Janet M. Koehn
violation of public policy

if you were terminated for complaining about unsafe or illegal working conditions, you may have a claim for wrongful termination in violation of public policy. however, with truck driving there are preemptions that may apply. you need to make an appointment to talk with an attorney experienced in employment law. go to the california employment lawyers association website for attorneys in your area.
good luck
janet m. koehn

posted by Janet M. Koehn  |  Apr 8, 2003 3:31 PM [EST]

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