California Wrongful Termination Laws

June 25, 2019 Legal Team
Wrongful termination occurs when an employer-employee relationship is ended by an employer who violates an employee's legal rights. According to California law, such a situation may arise when an employer breaches a state or federal law, general principles of public policy, the employee's contract or some other element of the law. The state of California provides...
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Costco to Pay for Wrongful Termination & Write up Fabrication

June 9, 2019 Legal Team
A Riverside County Superior Court jury awarded a former employee of Costco a sizeable settlement for his disability discrimination and wrongful termination claims.Jose A. Rivera worked for Costco in 2012. He was a forklift operator who took multiple medical leaves to treat shoulder, knee, and back injuries. At the end of his tenure, Rivera was investigated and...
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Jury Awards $1 Million for California Sexual Harassment Victim

June 4, 2019 Legal Team
A Los Angeles jury awarded over $1 million in damages to a former Merle Norman Cosmetics employee for finding that the company retaliated against her after she reported its two top officers for sexual harassment allegedly making sexually offensive remarks to her and a co-worker.The victim, Stephanie Kelley, said that she initially felt comfortable...
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Albertsons Pregnancy Discrimination Lawsuit

June 2, 2019 Legal Team
An Alberston's manager, Reyna Garcia, filed a pregnancy discrimination lawsuit against the grocery chain for failing to accommodate her high risk pregnancy with light duty.After she became pregnant Reyna Garcia told her store manager that she had a history of pre-term delivery and asked that her pregnancy be accommodated through lighter work. The store manager's response...
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