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September 2012 Archives

Richardson faces retaliation claims

A California Democrat is refuting charges of retaliation brought by from political aides, according to local media reports. The woman, Rep. Laura Richardson, claims that she never retaliated against her employees, and she alleges that the legal action taken against her is both unfounded and inappropriate.

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.

Woman files lawsuit against California trucking company

A woman who had been a dispatcher at a freight company has filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against her former employer. In her lawsuit, the woman alleges that she was encouraged to flirt with customers, send suggestive electronic messages and perform other undignified acts to build business contacts. She had previously been employed by California Refrigerated Express, Inc., according to the complaint.

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