Nearly every worker in California understands that there are risks in every industry. If they are injured on the job, they expect that their employers will do what it takes to assist with medical costs, lost income and time off for recovery. When employers fail to fulfill their obligations to employees under state workers' compensation laws and/or federal laws such as the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), a wrongful termination claim and other actions could be the result.
California medical professionals enjoy the same protections as workers in other industries do when it comes to discrimination, harassment and termination. When a medical professional makes a complaint about being the victim of such behavior from peers or supervisors, hospitals and clinics are required to take certain steps in accordance with the facility's policies and procedures, as well as the law. If that does not happen, a discrimination, harassment and/or wrongful termination claim could be filed.
Some employers in California and elsewhere may try to find ways to pressure or otherwise create adverse working conditions to force disabled employees to quit or create situations that will allow for their terminations. An out-of-state woman claims that she lost her job because of her disability and is seeking to right the wrongs against her. She has filed her wrongful termination complaint against her former employer in a federal court.
A licensed practical nurse from outside California is suing her previous employer for firing her unjustly. She claims that the medical center she worked for retaliated against her for reporting patient safety issues and then mistreated her because of her age. She has filed a wrongful termination claim against the facility in federal court, seeking to right the wrongs against her.
As California workers age, some are blessed with good health and others are not. Even though these individuals are getting older, that does not make them any less valuable in the workplace. A woman outside the state claims that she lost her job and suffered a wrongful termination based on her age. She has filed a lawsuit in a federal court to right the wrongs against her.
Californians may choose the Marriott when they are in need of a comfortable stay during their travels. According to a recent complaint in federal court, a former Marriott International Inc. employee was not treated as hospitably as the guests. His complaint against the hotel leader accused it of wrongful termination and violating his rights under the Family and Medical Leave Act.
It can be a difficult situation when employees are asked to do something that is unethical and, when they refuse, they are retaliated against. A former city employee outside California claims that she lost her job because she would not alter a budget report with incorrect information. She has filed a wrongful termination claim against the city, its assistant manager and the director of human resources in a federal court.
Although the study of Scientology may be popular among stars like John Travolta and Tom Cruise, it is certainly not for everyone. A former employee of Lusida Rubber Products Inc. in California claims that her refusal to study Scientology on the job resulted in a wrongful termination. She is hoping that her claim will prevent the company executives from forcing their beliefs onto other workers in the future.
Steve Sarkisian, former football head coach of the University of Southern California, has filed a lawsuit against the school. He alleges that when he was having a difficult time in his life, the school did not try to assist him and fired him instead. Sarkisian believes that his wrongful termination was based on disability discrimination because he was suffering with alcoholism and was not given assistance.
After refusing to comply with an alleged unscrupulous scheme to steal money from clients, a former teacher-recruiter for a California Bikram Yoga studio claims she was fired. The plaintiff also believes that she faced adverse employment actions because she became pregnant. She has filed a claim against the firm and its owner in a Superior Court for wrongful termination.