Being hurt at work can be a stressful situation. When a Bay Area employee can't work due to an injury suffered on the job, bills and other regular expenses can stack up quickly. There are safety nets in place for injured employees, in the form if laws and labor standards, but sometimes an employer does the wrong thing, shown in a recent story of wrongful termination.
Spring has sprung in the Bay Area, and hard-working residents are looking forward to spring break. Especially for employees of colleges and universities, where students are given time off from studies, a few days off is a welcome prospect. Unfortunately, one man was given a permanent break, and now he is bringing a wrongful termination lawsuit against his former employer.
Bay Area employees might know how stressful it can be to hear that the job they work so hard to keep is ending due to circumstances beyond their control. Often, administrative issues or budget constraints can cost employees lower down the chain their jobs. Sometimes, it turns out that the jobs could have been sustained for employees if proper action had been taken, and in these cases, parties may want to consider filing a wrongful termination suit.
While it is becoming more rare, some California workers have been with their same companies for many years, perhaps decades. A woman who was a city employee for more than 30 years was suddenly fired from her job. She has since filed a wrongful termination lawsuit against her former employers.
Bay Area employees may have found themselves in a situation in which the actions of a co-worker raised concerns. This can be a tricky situation. An employee may want to inform a supervisor that a co-worker has done something questionable, but fear unfair repercussions. This is exactly what happened when two doctors spoke out about the death of a child, and they are now fighting wrongful termination.
Bay Area families are aware of the important role educators and school district employees can play in the lives of local children. Not everything taught in schools can be found in a book, and one former school principal is fighting to show children the importance of standing up for what is right, even in the face of pressure from superiors. The woman, who by all accounts truly cared for the children she was responsible for, has gone public with her story of her own wrongful termination.
Your employer recently fired you. Right now, you are reeling: You do not know where to turn, and you do not know how you will pay your bills or buy gifts for the upcoming holiday season. You believe that your employer may have wrongfully terminated—but you do not know for sure. So, how can you know whether your employer fired you for unlawful reasons?
Most employees are aware of their company’s cell phone policy. However, what if you found out you could be fired for answering a work call while working?
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..