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California VA employee files wrongful termination lawsuit

A former employee of the Veteran's Administration has filed a lawsuit in California, accusing the VA of wrongful termination. The employee went even further and claimed her employer was responsible for several cover-ups and showed a complete disregard for the plight of veterans. She filed the wrongful termination suit after losing her job when she advocated for a veteran whose application for benefits was denied by the VA.

California man wins wrongful termination suit over drug use

A California visual effects specialist filed a lawsuit after he was purportedly fired from his job because he complained about a co-worker's drug use. The man has since won his wrongful termination suit and has been awarded almost half-a-million dollars. He will be awarded even more under a settlement that was reached earlier.

Fired California police officer files wrongful termination suit

A former police officer is suing the city he worked for, alleging that he was improperly terminated from his position. The wrongful termination suit filed in a California court alleges that the police officer was fired due to his voicing concern about the chief of police. The officer was fired in 2010 after he had been investigated by internal affairs.

Los Angeles disability discrimination case settled for $1.25 mil.

People with disabilities have specific rights which employers are required to honor. This includes reasonably accommodating a disabled person in their course of employment with the company. However, according to one recently settled disability discrimination lawsuit, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department failed to meet these requirements for one of its employees.

Ninth Circuit rules trial court erred in whistleblower's wrongful termination case

On June 26, 2012 a three judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit Court reversed an order of the District Court granting summary judgment on plaintiff's claim for wrongful termination in violation of public policy.  Plaintiff, a high level manager, was terminated after complaining to the Regional Vice President of Regus Management Group, that the company was unlawfully denying employees meal and rest breaks.  When it reversed and remanded for trial, the Ninth Circuit found that plaintiff had presented sufficient evidence to go to a jury, that she was retaliatory terminated.  Read the opinion here.

LA-area coach claims wrongful termination for Facebook photos

A gay high school assistant water polo coach is suing the Charter Oak Unified School District in Covina which fired him last year for some photographs posted on Myspace and Facebook. The former assistant coach alleges wrongful termination and claims that he was discriminated against for being homosexual.

Los Angeles restaurant worker wrongfully terminated over illness

Late last month, a man filed a lawsuit after his employer fired him. The Los Angeles man said the employer wrongfully terminated him after he was diagnosed with HIV and had to take medications that made him ill. According to a news report, he then asked his employer for reasonable accommodations to perform the duties of his job, but was fired.

Former NASA Pasadena worker files wrongful termination suit

Many times coworkers engage in conversations that involve disagreements on beliefs. Most people don't expect to be fired for sharing their beliefs with other people, as long as they don't force them on coworkers. That's exactly what a former Pasadena NASA administrator says happened to him in a wrongful termination lawsuit that began this week. The man is fighting to protect his right to express his beliefs.

Whistleblower trial commences for former Colton police chief

HSRR Partner Dan Stormer gave his opening statement this week in a trial involving former Colton Police Chief Ken Rulon. Rulon alleges that he was wrongfully fired and defamed for reporting suspected corruption involving multiple Colton city officials.

HSRR attorneys receive ACLU's Religious Liberty Award

The ACLU Foundation of Southern California has a tradition of recognizing attorneys who have done extraordinary work in protecting civil liberties and civil rights. This year at the annual Law Luncheon, June 8, 2012, Dan Stormer, along with attorneys Reem Salahi and Josh Piovia-Scott will be presented with the 2012 Religious Liberty Award in recognition of their outstanding work as co-counsel on Fazaga v. FBI, a class action challenge on behalf of Yassir Fazaga, Ali Malik, Yassir Abdel Rahim, and a class of Orange County Muslims, to the FBI's practice of targeting Muslims for surveillance because of their religion.

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