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April 2013 Archives

Livermore workers file suit for wrongful termination

Former workers at the Lawrence Livermore Laboratory in California are alleging wrongful termination after they were fired for a variety of reasons. The group of 130 former employees at the national security facility, headed by Bechtel and the University of California, is seeking compensation for wrongful termination and breach of contract. Restitution sought in the case includes financial retribution for the loss of employment and income. The suit comes in the wake of a massive layoff spree in 2009 that left 430 lab workers without work.

Nurse Wrongfully Fired for FMLA Leave

A Kaiser Permanente nurse in California is alleging retaliation after she took approved leave to care for a sick relative. The woman had reportedly taken leave under the Family Medical Leave Act and the California Family Rights Act to care for her mother, who had been the recipient of a total hip replacement. The nurse was fired shortly before returning to work at the medical facility, according to her complaint.

Transit Worker Sues for Wrongful Termination

A man who was hired by Pierce Transit in California's neighboring Washington is seeking financial compensation through a wrongful termination suit. The man is alleging that he was wrongfully fired after the company learned of his previous criminal record, which included a series of break-ins and license revocations dating back more than a decade.

Lesbian LAPD Officers Net $1.25M in Sex Harassment Case

The embattled Los Angeles Police Department has agreed to pay $1.25 million to two lesbian officers after the duo reportedly experienced a hostile work environment. This settlement is the latest in a string of six- and seven-figure settlements stemming from the actions of California's LAPD, which has been plagued by accusations of retaliation, discrimination and sexual harassment. In this case, the two women said they were repeatedly harassed by a supervisor.

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