Tag Archives: wrongful termination

UPDATES FOR CALIFORNIA EMPLOYERS – NOVEMBER 2015

Police Investigation Disrupts Work In Cardenas v. M. Fanaian, DDS, Inc. the plaintiff was a former employee of defendant.  Plaintiff was terminated after filing a report with the police when her wedding ring was stolen at work.  Defendant terminated her because he claimed that the police investigation disrupted her work.  Plaintiff sued defendant for violation… Read More »

UPDATES FOR CALIFORNIA EMPLOYERS – SEPTEMBER 2015

Reasonable Accommodation Constitutes Protected Activity. In July 2015, Governor Brown signed AB 987, which provides that a request for reasonable accommodation on the basis of religion or disability constitutes protected activity under the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), regardless of whether the request for accommodation was granted. This new law reverses the California Court… Read More »

UPDATES FOR CALIFORNIA EMPLOYERS – JULY 2015

Protected Speech at Work In Turner v. City and County of San Francisco, the plaintiff, Turner, sued his employer, the City and County of San Francisco (the “City”) for wrongful termination in violation of public policy. Plaintiff alleged that he had been wrongfully retaliated against because he had complained that the City improperly employed him… Read More »

UPDATES FOR CALIFORNIA EMPLOYERS – JUNE 2015

RELIGION A MOTIVATING FACTOR FOR NOT HIRING? Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits a prospective employer from refusing to hire an applicant in order to avoid accommodating a religious practice that it could accommodate without undue hardship.  In EEOC v. Abercrombie & Fitch, the EEOC sued Abercrombie & Fitch on behalf… Read More »