Here is the short version:
I worked for a company for 11years and 3 months. In the past year a new Department Manager was placed but that manager did many things against company policy. I reported these items based on the idea that i would not be discriminated against for reporting the actions that were against policy. This was felt because the company has an open door policy for reporting such items. This policy was installed so that employees can report problems without fear of retaliation.
Then less than one month after reporting directly to my District Manager about a critical issue, i was held back from promotion into management training programs, Although the reported problem was resolved the within 24 hours. I was later terminated by my District Manager One day after reporting to him about another critical policy discrepancy by my Department Manager. I really feel that i did nothing wrong by utilizing the open door policy to report problems to my District Manager but even more so i feel as though there was a breach of covenant of good faith and fair dealing by following the Employee Handbook. My District manager states that i was insubordinate as the reason for termination. But California EDD Appeals Court ruled in favor of my case in saying that i was terminated for following policy. I have a digital copy of the court hearing to assist in filing suit.
I need a lawyer to take this case with consideration. but the question is Do i have a case? And under which protections...breach of contract in reference of the open door policy, discrimination,or what?