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Coach fails to prove wrongful termination against FAST

A wrongful termination suit filed by the 70-year-old ex-head coach of the Fullerton Aquatics Sports Team (FAST) in California has been decided in favor of the organization. The man had accused FAST of terminating him from the head coach and chief operating officer position because he was elderly. The organization argued the man's inappropriate conduct caused him to be fired.

AmEx exec alleges retaliation after revealing security flaw

An American Express executive is claiming the company wrongfully terminated his employment after he revealed a flaw with the company's Walmart debit cards. The man reportedly was fired after he revealed that the Bluebird debit card system lacked essential customer protections that would prevent shoppers from being exposed to fraud. Walmart is not named as a party in the complaint.

Livermore lab employees get $2.7 in termination suit

New developments in California's Lawrence Livermore Laboratory wrongful termination controversy has yielded a $2.7 million judgment for the first five employees' cases. The suit has been broken up into a series of groups instead of simply representing all plaintiffs in a class-action format. The employees alleged they were wrongfully terminated during a massive layoff process at the lab in May 2009.

Police dispatcher claims sexual harassment

An Orange County, California, police dispatcher has filed a civil suit claiming that the Newport Beach police chief perpetuated a hostile work environment that ultimately led to her wrongful termination. Not only is the chief named in the suit, but the city and the police department have also been targeted by the civil claim.

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