I am sorry to hear this; identity theft can be an incredible hassle to deal with. It is true that a company can be liable if they fail to implement and maintain "reasonable procedures" to protect against the unauthorized access to or disclosure of personal information of their customers. The judge/jury will need to decide if the procedure utilized was reasonable. The attorney will be able to advise, after conducting discovery and determining precautions taken, whether it will likely be deemed reasonable.
Employment is generally at will, meaning any party can terminate the relationship for no reason, so long as it is not unlawful. Retaliatory discharge is actually a violation of public policy and an employer can face liability for engaging in retaliatory discharge.
Damages typically include actual damages (ie attorney fees, credit monitoring fees) and punitive damages if the action was so egregious/wanton/negligent that there is a public policy interest in deferring such conduct in the future from either the defendant or the public at large.
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