Working with physical disabilities can be extremely difficult, especially later in life. After a two-week trial, jurors awarded a California woman $175,500 in her claim against Home Depot. The plaintiff claimed that Home Depot fired her due to her medical conditions, age and speaking out against company sales practices.
Institutional racism is an ongoing talking point in the news cycle these days. Discussions are typically about subtle or conscious bias, influenced by stereotypes. These are often social queues or behavior patterns that a non-minority may not even be aware of, yet they are detrimental to the individual on the receiving end. No company is immune..
A California court recently awarded over $3.5 million to a school teacher in a wrongful termination lawsuit against the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. The court ordered a pastor in the Archdiocese to pay an additional $87 thousand in punitive damages to the plaintiff.
Bay Area residents know all too well the stress that can come from being unable to work. When employees find themselves facing a serious medical situation, they often rely on a note from a doctor to explain to their employer that they may be unable to perform their job duties for some time. In most cases, employers have policies in place to protect workers from losing their jobs, so that they may recover from what ails them and return to work. Unfortunately, sometimes employers attempt to circumvent employee rights, and find themselves accused of wrongful termination.
A former high-end salesperson recently claimed that he was mistreated on the job and then wrongfully fired. He has since decided to file a wrongful termination lawsuit against his former employer. According to the man, he was terminated due to being Asian, which is illegal in the Bay Area and across the entire United States.
A woman who used to work as an administrative assistant for a school district in another state recently decided to sue the district and the district's chief operating officer for an unjust firing. The district is also accused of violating the state's statute addressing whistleblowing. The woman's suit is now the district's third one recently. Any individual who is a victim of wrongful termination in the Bay Area has the right to seek justice through the civil court system.
With the nation’s economy steadily improving, more people are entering the workforce. More importantly, they are looking for higher paying jobs. Unfortunately, scores of applicants may be denied employment because of their religious beliefs. Essentially, their religious practices may be mocked or ridiculed, or their religious dress may be viewed as inappropriate for the workplace even before an applicant may conform to rules.
A gravedigger in another state claimed he was wrongfully terminated for reporting drunken, shoddy at work at multiple cemeteries. He has therefore filed a lawsuit, seeking damages. Anyone who experiences a wrongful termination in the Bay Area has the right to take legal action in an effort to hold his or her employer accountable.
California employers can legally discriminate against their employees for any reason except those covered under federal and state anti-discrimination laws. People could be fired for being too attractive without their employer facing legal liability. The same goes for a variety of other discriminatory reasons, including weight and political affiliation.
The typical California worker spends forty hours or more at work each week. Many of these individuals come to work even when they are not feeling well and should probably stay home; however, there is a job to be done, and the conscientious employee wants to make sure it is done. Yet, there are instances when time off to take care of a medical condition is necessary. Laws are in place and medical leave is available in most instances to protect the individual in such cases. If a company does not follow these laws and an employee is fired for taking his or her rightful medical leave, an individual may have a case for wrongful termination.