The people working at the executive level are responsible for making big decisions. Their choices directly impact both their companies and consumers and should not be made lightly. When an employee notices suspected illegal conduct, he or she may choose to speak out against the inappropriate action. The former vice president of Blue Shield of California claims he was the victim of a wrongful termination because he was blowing the whistle on the decision to use an overpriced vendor.
A small Catholic high school football coach says that he was shocked at the reaction he received after reporting hazing problems that endangered his students. The California man claims that after he reported the incidents, he suffered a wrongful termination at the hands of his principal. According to the coach, he discovered that there was hazing going on right before Christmas in 2012 and decided to report it to prevent future harm.
All employees are fully entitled to a workplace that does not discriminate against them of the color of their skin. This applies to all companies, large or small. California employees who believe that they have been subject to a wrongful termination may choose to fight back against the company for any illegal practice.
Each day many workers across the country believe that they must suffer in silence when they are subjected to discrimination and other unfair treatment. Others fear backlash for coming forward with information that could potentially put them at odds with their companies. California workers should not fear retaliation for speaking out about illicit behavior, but, sadly, retaliation still occurs even though it is illegal. Some companies remove employees who file justified complaints, and this is called wrongful termination.
When people make the decision to fly, they are always concerned about their safety to make sure that they reach their destination. It is also a matter of grave importance to those that work for the airlines. Because they were worried about an imposing threat on a flight from California to Hong Kong, a group of 13 flight attendants for United Airlines claim that they were all subjected to a wrongful termination from employment.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.