December 2016 Archives

California workers have options in employment contract dispute

In most states, the construction industry is usually in full swing as long as the ever-changing seasons are favorable to outdoor work. As many California workers know, their chosen profession is not without its issues, including the troubling possibility of an employment contract dispute. There are options available that may assist one in overcoming these often seemingly insurmountable obstacles.

Coach's wrongful termination case reaffirmed for now

When one works hard to accomplish his or her goals, it can be devastating when something happens to knock an employee out of the game. One woman has experienced just such a blow when a college made a move to fire one of its most successful women coaches. She subsequently filed a wrongful termination suit against her former employer, the California State University system. A judge in the case recently reaffirmed a jury's verdict in her favor.

University of California amends its employment law policy

Within the past year, the University of California system has battled several lawsuits dealing with its employees' unethical behavior. Several have been investigated, and some employees have been heavily sanctioned or let go from the University because of employment law claims. Most recently, the UC Board of Regents amended the University's Standards of Ethical Conduct after one of the Regents allegedly made lewd comments toward a former employee.

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 U.S. are facing an increasing number of age-related wrongful termination lawsuits.

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