A Milwaukee County Transit System supervisor claims to have been fired after he aided a woman who was yelling for help. The supervisor told authorities that she appeared to be in a physical altercation with a man across the street from where he was waiting for a replacement bus. According to reports, the man was pulling the woman's hair, wrenching her arm and cursing at her.
Two days after the incident, the supervisor was placed on an unpaid suspension. Eleven days after the altercation, the Milwaukee County Transit System formally fired the supervisor for violating the company policies of failing to contact police and interfering in a possible domestic matter. The state allowed his unemployment claim, stating they did not find proof that he behaved improperly. The former supervisor was employed by the Transit System for nine years.
Wrongful termination can be disputed by former employees who feel they were fired illegally. An attorney who has experience in employment law may be able to assist an employee facing wrongful discharge. By reviewing the facts of the case, the company's policies and the law as it applies to their client, a lawyer may file a lawsuit in an attempt to help a terminated employee get their job back or be compensated for lost wages.
Source: Journal Sentinel, "Milwaukee County transit worker intervenes in fight — and lands in unemployment line", Daniel Bice, December 25, 2013