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Blue and White-Collar California Employees Wrongfully Terminated, National Labor Relations Board Assists

Blue and White-Collar California Employees Wrongfully Terminated, National Labor Relations Board Assists April 3, 2018. By Jane Mundy.
Santa Cruz, CA: In October 2015, two Spanish-speaking employees of Goodwill Central Coast were fired for reporting to their manager that another manager harassed them and threatened to kill one of them. Finally their case has been settled: a National Labor Relations Board judge ordered they be reinstated, with back pay. Also in federal court, Walmart is accused of wrongful termination and retaliation, both California labor law violations.
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Google Hit with Another California Wrongful Termination Lawsuit

Google Hit with Another California Wrongful Termination Lawsuit March 5, 2018. By Gordon Gibb.
Santa Clara, CA: Yet another California labor lawsuit has been filed against Google Inc. by a former software engineer who excelled at her work but, in the end felt victimized by an alleged workplace culture that objectified women. The search engine juggernaut already faces numerous lawsuits alleging discrimination and wrongful termination.
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Plaintiff Settles with Bank of America Corp. NA at the Eleventh Hour

Plaintiff Settles with Bank of America Corp. NA at the Eleventh Hour February 16, 2018. By Gordon Gibb.
Los Angeles, CA: A California labor lawsuit alleging wrongful dismissal and defamation was quietly settled earlier this week at the 11th hour after a jury had awarded damages to the plaintiff, but had yet to settle on punitive damages. While having awarded punitive damages in the case on Tuesday February 13, 2018, the jury recessed for the day with plans to deliberate the amount of punitive damages once reconvened. Late in the night on February 13, the two parties reached a confidential settlement, ending the dispute.
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Pregnant Worker Wins California Wrongful Termination Lawsuit

Pregnant Worker Wins California Wrongful Termination Lawsuit January 6, 2018. By Anne Wallace.
Oakland, CA When Eva O’Brien told her boss she was pregnant, he went nuts. He yelled, threw papers, made rude comments about her big belly and breast feeding. Then got in really close to ask if she wanted to quit. She didn’t and things got worse. Lower-paid hourly employees are among the most vulnerable and the least likely to file lawsuits, even in response to outrageous conduct. California wrongful termination law can protect workers like Eva under the “wrongful termination in violation of public policy” provision. But these lawsuits take endurance.
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Wisconsin Plaintiff’s Lawsuit Revived on Appeal

Wisconsin Plaintiff’s Lawsuit Revived on Appeal June 21, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Chicago, IL: A Wisconsin employment lawsuit that may have been lost on a complex legal technicality will live on to see another day, following a ruling by a split panel of the Seventh Circuit in Chicago.
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Defamation Argument Serves Fired Workers Best

Defamation Argument Serves Fired Workers Best October 30, 2015. By Brenda Craig.
Gold River, CA: California employment lawyer Chris Whelan has a rather unassuming demeanor. However, make no mistake, he’s deadly in a defamation deposition when representing fired workers. With more than 30 years’ experience under his belt, he’s won a number of multimillion-dollar lawsuits by arguing that employees were defamed by employers bent on driving them out their job.
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Fired Worker Gets Half a Million

Fired Worker Gets Half a Million October 20, 2015. By Brenda Craig.
Beverly Hills, CA: Mike Alder’s firm usually handles cases where there are millions of dollars at stake. However, to Alder, this case was just as important. Big or little, they all matter.
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Microsoft Hit with $11.6M Verdict for Wrongful Termination of Star Salesman

Microsoft Hit with $11.6M Verdict for Wrongful Termination of Star Salesman May 13, 2014. By The National Trial Lawyers.
Austin, Texas - After three years of litigation, which culminated in a highly contentious two week trial, a Travis County jury awarded a software salesman $11.6 million on May 7 against Microsoft Corporation.
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New York Wrongful Termination Results in Lawsuits

New York Wrongful Termination Results in Lawsuits October 4, 2013. By Heidi Turner.
New York, NY Although New York is an at-will employment state, there are circumstances in which an employee can file a New York wrongful termination lawsuit. If an employee has been fired for discriminatory reasons, for example, he or she could allege violations of federal and New York employment law. A New York wrongful employment termination lawsuit could result in financial recovery for the plaintiff, as well as reinstatement to the job position.
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One Strike You’re Out: Wrongful Termination

One Strike You’re Out: Wrongful Termination October 1, 2013. By Jane Mundy.
Rialto, CA Juan believes he was wrongfully terminated: he didn’t show up for work one day because he was in jail - a situation obviously out of his control. His employer fired Juan because he was “unreliable” but he had never even been late for work. Is that fair?
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