What Kind of Money (damages) are Available in a Wrongful Termination Lawsuit?


People considering an employment lawsuit often wonder: what damages are recoverable in a wrongful termination lawsuit? While the amount of damages available in any particular lawsuit varies, the types of damages available can typically be divided into three separate categories: Economic Damages Non-Economic Damages Punitive Damages Economic Damages Economic damages […]

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


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 […]