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.
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.
When employees in California go through a debilitating illness, the last thing that most want to worry about is their job security. It may seem to be a given in today's professional workplace that when employees are required to go through necessary medical treatments, their employers will understand certain performance lapses and their job will be waiting for them when they can return to full time work. Recently, an article reported that an executive going through breast cancer treatment has sued E! News for wrongful termination after she was fired due to supposed lackluster performance.
A class-action lawsuit was recently filed against the bank Wells Fargo in California, alleging unjust firing. According to former Wells Fargo employees who filed the suit, they were terminated or mistreated in other ways if they did not meet strict bank sales quotas. This led many employees to open millions of bogus consumer accounts, which in turn led to investigations, lawsuits and fines from various federal and state authorities. Whenever a person is a victim of wrongful termination, he or she has the right to take legal action against his or her former employer.
Most employers in California are diligent in their efforts to provide every employee with a working environment that is free from discrimination, harassment and retaliation. Unfortunately, there are times when a work environment becomes so intolerable that a worker feels the only course of action is to resign. This is called constructive termination.
Though illegal, workplace sexual harassment still occurs fairly often in the U.S. and in California. Though it may seem insurmountable for one worker to face a large corporation, many such lawsuits have been successfully litigated. A recent complaint filed against Fox News highlights the fact that men and women have options when faced with wrongful termination, even in high profile cases against a major news organization.
For many, it is difficult to imagine that workers in today's society are still subjected to harassment, retaliation and discrimination. However, these practices are, unfortunately, still seen across every sector and even in some distinguished and long-standing companies. Recently a story broke about a well-known California bakery that finally settled an EEOC claim for discriminatory practices.
When most people think about the parties involved in employment litigation, the image that typically comes to mind is of an employee battling against a large corporation. However, an employee/employer relationship can exist on a much smaller scale, and can even be present between entities in a rock band. Recently in California, a former drummer has brought a wrongful termination suit against rocker Eddie Money.
Every day across the country and here in California, people lose their jobs. In some cases, the termination of a person's employment is for cause or is otherwise legal. However, in some cases, a firing could be considered illegal and the worker could have a claim for wrongful termination.
Nearly every place of business here in California and elsewhere has a dress code. When an employee does not adhere to it, disciplinary action can be taken. Ordinarily, that could mean being written up or sent home to change. However, one woman claims that she was the victim of wrongful termination because she wore leggings to work. She alleges that her firing was in retaliation for deciding to run against her boss for the position of county clerk.