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Policy disagreement leads to a claimed wrongful termination

People working in the medical profession can be forced to make some difficult stands regarding their patients' care. Sometime, these opinions will go against management but are thought to be for the betterment of the patients. This does not always result in a happy ending as was demonstrated in a most recent case involving the former chief medical officer of Golden Valley Health Centers in Stanislaus and Merced Counties in California. She claims that she suffered a wrongful termination for speaking out against a new policy that would reduce the quality of patient care.

Man allegedly suffers wrongful termination for reporting fraud

A pharmacist is finally receiving some good news after having his jury-ordered award reinstated. The plaintiff worked for Walgreen's in California when he claimed that he suffered a wrongful termination after reporting alleged billing fraud. For his case, he won $88,000 in general damages. A typical punitive damages award would be 10 times greater than the general damages, but, in this case, the jury's award was 13 times higher, amounting to $1,155,000.

Wrongful termination claim ends in a win for 2 Goldman brokers

Job security is very important to most people, so many workers will do their best to retain their positions. Although there are some legal justifications to fire workers, there are also some reasons that are not justifiable. California employees who lose their jobs due to a suspected wrongful termination may choose to fight to retain their positions or seek justice for their situations.

Zillow former employee claims wrongful termination after injury

Any company's corporate culture should be one in which employees feel motivated to do their best work. All employees, despite any protected characteristic, should feel at ease and be treated equally in the workplace. A former employee in Zillow's California office is claiming that she suffered a hostile work environment, was the victim of discrimination and suffered a wrongful termination.

Man claims he was subject to a wrongful termination for being gay

All employees have the right to go to work feeling comfortable and not needing to worry about being a victim of harassment. Unfortunately, that is not always the case, and affected employees may choose to take a stand to put it to an end. A former employee for a California pawn shop claims that he was subjected to harassment and discrimination from his former employer prior to his wrongful termination.

Ex-CNN employee files discrimination/wrongful termination claim

After 17 years of service, a former field producer for CNN lost his job for what he believes to be discrimination. The California-based producer -- who is described as a black and Latino American -- covered large-scale events such as the 2012 elections, 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina. The plaintiff was the first black male to earn a producer position in Los Angeles, but he claims that he never received any other type of promotion after that. He believes that his job loss was the result of a wrongful termination.

The rights of California employees in a wrongful termination suit

There are many perfectly legitimate reasons why a California employer might decide to fire or lay off an employee. However, it happens all too frequently that a worker ends up without a job for a reason that is legally unacceptable. When this happens, an employee might choose to file a wrongful termination lawsuit against the former employer, in the hopes of recouping financial losses he or she has likely suffered.

Reasons for wrongful termination in California that are illegal

The state of California is considered an “at-will” employment state. This means that an employer can fire any employee for any reason, whenever the employer decides to do so. However, employers are prevented from terminating employment for specific reasons that are considered illegal. Wrongful termination laws exist to protect employees, though many workers may not be aware of their full rights in this area.

University of California nurse claims wrongful termination

When an employee bears witness to company action that he or she believes is wrong, they may not question reporting the incident to the proper authorities. Unfortunately, employees are sometimes unfairly retaliated against for this behavior, commonly called “whistleblowing.” They may be subject to unfair treatment at their workplace or even fired, all for attempting to do the right thing. There is opportunity for recourse, in that employees so affected can file a wrongful termination lawsuit against their former company. This is the situation one California nurse found herself in recently.

California State employee files wrongful termination claim

Though most employees have confidence in the security of their job, many do not. Employees who are unexpectedly fired may find it difficult to pay their bills or manage their expenses. If they feel that there is a valid reason why they should not have been let go, they may decide to file a wrongful termination claim against their former employer. One former California State University employee has done just that after he claimed that he was fired for research that contradicted a belief that many of his other colleagues share.

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