Many individuals in California and elsewhere place a great deal of time and effort into the pursuit of their preferred careers. Should a person be subjected to unfair or unjust treatment during employment, he or she may suffer in various areas of life, personal and professional alike. A teacher in another state has recently filed a wrongful termination lawsuit against a school district after she claims she was forced into resigning from her position.
A recent news story has reported that one woman has filed a lawsuit against her former employer. The woman alleges that she was sexually harassed, retaliated against, and finally fired because she resisted the sexual demands of her employer. She has charged the California employer with harassment and wrongful termination.
An employee of a company would like to think that, if a safety issue is reported in good faith, the company will take steps to address and ameliorate the issue. This was not the case for one California man, who has filed a wrongful termination lawsuit against his former employer. The chain of Goodwill stores is currently facing another lawsuit and a series of safety violations, as well as the lawsuit from the fired employee.
Jobs come and jobs go. Sometimes an employee decides to leave a job, and sometimes the employer gives an employee the boot. In an at-will employment state like California, both the employer and the employee can terminate the employment at any time. The at-will designation may make it seem like there can be no case for wrongful termination, since an employer can let a person go at any time. However, there are some protected statuses, and it is true that an employer cannot end the employment for just any reason.
An appellate court has decided to uphold a prior ruling in a case involving the deletion of emails. An IT employee at a California school refused to mass delete emails from the server, which she says resulted in her wrongful termination from her position. A recent news story gives more details about the case.
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.
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.
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.
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, 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.