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Category Archives: Wrongful Termination

What Should I Do If I’m Wrongfully Demoted at Work?

In the U.S., most workers are employed at-will. This means that they can be fired or let go from a company for almost any reason except whistleblowing or discrimination. However, questions remain if you are still employed but your employer Read More

Category: Wrongful Termination

New California Workplace Discrimination Laws to Know About in 2020

At the conclusion of California’s most recent state legislative session, four new bills were passed that will change the landscape of current laws concerning privacy, harassment, and workplace discrimination. These new laws take effect on January 1, 2020. Both employees Read More

Category: Wrongful Termination

Ex-Chipotle Manager Awarded $7.97 Million in Wrongful Termination Lawsuit

Earlier this year, a California jury awarded an ex-Chipotle employee nearly $8 million for wrongful termination. According to reports, the employee was accused of stealing a few hundred dollars from a safe at the company’s Fresno location. Her bosses claimed Read More

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California Court Says Obesity May Be Classified as a Disability

Can California employers fire someone because they are obese? Is obesity considered a disability that is protected under the law? These are important questions for Ketryn Cornell. Cornell, a former employee of the Berkeley Tennis Club, recently filed a disability Read More

Category: Disability Discrimination, Wrongful Termination

Los Angeles Court Refuses to Enforce Arbitration “Agreement” in Employee Handbook

Many California employers try to force their employees into accepting binding arbitration agreements as a condition of employment. Arbitration means that if an employee is a victim of sexual harassment or any other type of illegal workplace discrimination, he or Read More

Category: Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, Wrongful Termination

Apple Accused of Illegally Pressuring Business Partner to Fire Employee

Employer-employee relationships are presumed to be “at-will” under California law. This means that your boss can fire you for any reason—or even no reason—and you have no legal recourse. However, if you have a written, oral, or implied contract that Read More

Category: Wrongful Termination

Director of California comedy theater fired for harassment

On behalf of Briski Law Firm posted in Wrongful Termination on Wednesday, February 24, 2016. On Feb. 19, the artistic director of iconic Los Angeles comedy theater and school iO West was terminated after multiple women accused him of sexual Read More

Category: Sexual Harassment, Wrongful Termination

Fired employee sues Walmart, wins millions

On behalf of Briski Law Firm posted in Wrongful Termination on Friday, February 12, 2016. California residents may have heard a recent report about a former Walmart employee who sued the company for wrongful termination and was awarded approximately $31 Read More

Category: Retaliation, Wrongful Termination

The process for an EEOC discrimination charge

On behalf of Briski Law Firm posted in Wrongful Termination on Thursday, January 7, 2016. Although employers are prohibited from discriminating against workers based on their age, gender, race, sex or other characteristics, it still happens. California employees might want Read More

Category: Discrimination, Wrongful Termination

Founder of Bikram Yoga sued for wrongful termination

On behalf of Briski Law Firm posted in Wrongful Termination Monday, November 30, 2015. A former Bikram Yoga teacher recruiter in California filed a wrongful termination complaint against the company and its founder Bikram Choudhury. Before she was fired, the Read More

Category: Discrimination, Wrongful Termination

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