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Wrongful Termination Archives

Former financial adviser sues for wrongful termination

In the workplace, workers are protected by law from discrimination and harassment. When a company fails to end harassment, it can also be held accountable for fostering an environment where harassment can thrive. A recent news story tells about a former financial adviser for a California branch of a Morgan Stanley branch who has filed a lawsuit alleging wrongful termination after she reported sexual harassment on the job. 

California woman sues for wrongful termination from county jail

An employer is not allowed to fire an employee as an act of retaliation, especially when the retaliation is due to an issue that is not work-related, such as a loan. If an employee is asked to leave or is eliminated from the schedule due to this type of retaliation, it likely constitutes wrongful termination. A recent news story out of California tells the story of one woman who is suing her former employer for wrongful termination. 

California VR company sued for wrongful termination, harassment

A harmonious work environment contributes to the productivity and happiness of all employees. There are laws in place that protect employees from hostile work environments. When an employee requests reasonable accommodations, or the reversal of a hostile work environment, he or she cannot be fired for doing so; otherwise, that is wrongful termination. In recent news, a California startup faces allegations of creating a hostile, sex-focused work environment and is also charged with wrongfully terminating a female employee. 

OSHA files lawsuit for popcorn worker's retaliation firing

No California employee should ever have to choose between his or her health and livelihood. In fact, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration was created to enforce workplace health and safety standards, to ensure employees are protected on the job. When employees are worried about their personal well-being, it is illegal for a company to dismiss that worker in retaliation for raising health or safety concerns and communicating with OSHA.

Outback Steakhouse named in wrongful termination suit

Outback Steakhouse, a popular restaurant chain, has franchises in California and across the nation. On the other side of the country, Outback Steakhouse LLC is currently facing a wrongful termination suit. A former employee is alleging that, not only was he wrongfully fired by an acting manager there, he also suffered discrimination.

California jury awards $1.8M for claims of employer retaliation

After deliberating for less than two hours, a California jury awarded $1.8 million dollars to a former director of human resources. The woman had alleged she was fired in retaliation for whistleblowing when she was employed at a rehabilitation center known as Passages Malibu. The wrongful termination lawsuit was filed in late 2015 and alleged disability and age discrimination as well.

Former ESPN announcer alleges wrongful termination

A veteran ESPN announcer has filed a lawsuit in a California court against his former employer, the sports network ESPN. The announcer is claiming wrongful termination after the network allegedly fired him for a supposed mix-up involving a racial slur. Social media backlash purportedly contributed to the decision, but the former announcer claims ESPN turned the non-issue into an ordeal that will affect him for the rest of his life.

Federal suit claims Wells Fargo retaliation for whistleblowing

Wells Fargo has been making headlines recently with news of its scandal involving fake bank accounts. Now, a former branch manager has filed a federal lawsuit against the company as well. The California woman claims that she was fired as retaliation for coming forward with her knowledge of the bank's illegal tactics against its consumers.

Tech companies facing age-related wrongful termination lawsuits

Many companies in California value older, more experienced employees as they bring strong work ethic, valuable knowledge and skills to the table. Technology companies, however, have tended to embrace younger employees, whether due to corporate culture or because of particular skill sets. Because of this, many of the top technology companies in the United States are facing an increasing number of age-related wrongful termination lawsuits.

Farmers Insurance to make payment in wrongful termination claim

Though it may be difficult for some to imagine, workers in California today are still subjected to harassment, retaliation and discrimination in the workplace. However, these issues are unfortunately still seen across every sector and even in some large and distinguished companies. Recently, an article reported that Farmers Insurance Exchange settled a wrongful termination, retaliation and discrimination claim that was filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

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