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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.

Film Commission Under Fire for Whistleblower Termination

A Film Commission worker in San Francisco, California, may seek legal recourse after she was wrongfully terminated. The woman, who was a permit issuer for the government group, said she was discriminated against as a whistleblower; she had reported misdeeds within her department, which she claims ultimately led to her employment termination.

Teacher who did porn loses employment appeal

Educators walk a fine line between their personal and private lives. Teachers' extracurricular activities can have a direct impact on their profession, especially when administrators disapprove of previous job choices.

JPL employee unlikely to get relief in termination case

Initial reports out of Los Angeles County show that a judge will likely side with the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in a high-profile wrongful termination case. The case hinges upon a claim that the facility fired a worker because he attempted to promote intelligent design at work. The man, a computer designer who was integral in the network development for the Cassini mission, attempted to promote his intelligent design philosophy by distributing DVDs. He also created and maintained a website devoted to the philosophy.

Professor sues school for violating whistleblower laws

A former department chairman's lawsuit will remain under consideration by California courts despite attempts by the California Northstate University College of Pharmacy to have the case dismissed. The man alleges that he was terminated from his position at the school because of his whistleblower activities.

Indian Wells officials protest wrongful firing result

The city of Indian Wells is in the process of challenging a wrongful termination settlement that was made by First Foundation Bank to a former employee. The city says that the settlement was too small, considering that the man could have received more than $5 million in potential damages, while the bank only paid him about $400,000. The banker had not specified a sought amount of damages in connection with the suit.

Fry's settles harassment suit for $2.3 million

An electronic retail group based in California has been ordered to pay a massive settlement in connection with a sexual harassment and alleged retaliation case that dates back to 2010. The case was filed against Fry's Electronics two years ago by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on behalf of a young female employee in Seattle.

Reserve officer says he was fired for blowing whistle

A former law enforcement officer in Contra Costa County says his employment has been terminated because he stepped forward to protest unethical police department policies. The man, who blew the whistle on sheriff's deputies who were conducting "dirty" DUI arrests, was fired earlier this month after 19 years as a reserve officer in the local sheriff's unit.

Muslim woman sues Disney over hijab

A Muslim woman who formerly worked for Disney is alleging that the company wrongfully terminated her employment agreement because of her religious beliefs and her ethnicity. The 28-year-old woman has filed a federal lawsuit because of the reported discrimination and harassment.

Whistleblower takes on Morgan Stanley

A former risk management officer at Morgan Stanley has filed a suit against the company, alleging that the company violated the Dodd-Frank Act, which makes it illegal for companies to retaliate against whistleblowers, by firing him in April. The man, who was employed by the firm's wealth management division, says his employment was wrongfully terminated because he was a whistleblower.

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