Viability of Wrongful Termination In Violation of Public Policy Claims Based on Labor Code Section 132a

6.27.13

In California, employees who are fired used to be able to bring a wrongful termination in violation of public policy action under Labor Code Section 132a against their employers. Labor Code Section 132a protects employees from being retaliated against for filing or intending to file worker’s compensation claims against their […]

Manager’s Deceptiveness during Investigation of Discrimination is Not Protected Activity for Proving Retaliation

Providing evasive and untruthful responses and not cooperating with an investigation by an employer is not considered a protected activity under the Fair Employment and Housing Act’s (FEHA) Government Code Section 12940(h) prohibiting retaliation. That’s what a recent Court of Appeal case, McGrory v. Applied Signal Technology, Inc., held by […]

Famous Cleo Restaurant Sued for Race and Sexual Orientation Harassment and Discrimination

2.28.13

Keyon Wilson, an African-American gay woman, who joined Cleo Restaurant as a line cook on September 21, 2012, claims that she was subjected to racist and anti-gay slurs that were just too much to bear. On February 19, according to a Huffington Post article, Wilson filed a lawsuit against Cleo […]