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Category: Wrongful Termination

Can Your Employer Terminate You for Performance Issues Caused by Your Disability?

Posted in Employment Law,Wage & Hour Laws,Wrongful Termination on April 26, 2021

Being terminated for performance issues caused by a disability is not only unfair, it is probably illegal as well. In the federal appellate case of Humphrey v. Memorial Hospitals Association, the court said that for purposes of the Americans with Disabilities Act (with a few exceptions, such as alcoholism or illegal drug use), conduct resulting… read more

Unemployment and Wrongful Termination

Posted in Wage & Hour Laws,Workers Compensation,Workplace Discrimination,Wrongful Termination on March 5, 2021

When someone loses their job, it can be an upheaval that affects every area of their life, including their sense of purpose. The effects of employment termination, especially when one has invested countless hours and energy into their job, can have severe negative psychological impacts as well as financial. This can be compounded by not… read more

Can You Submit a Workers Compensation Claim After Leaving Your Job?

Posted in Wage & Hour Laws,Workers Compensation,Workplace Discrimination,Wrongful Termination on November 5, 2020

In the vast majority of cases, workers who experience injuries on the job file a claim for California workers’ compensation shortly after the injury occurs. However, what happens if you are terminated, laid off, or leave your job before submitting your workers’ compensation claim? Unfortunately, filing after ending your employment can affect your ability to… read more

Fired After COVID-19? You May Have a Wrongful Termination Claim

Posted in Wrongful Termination on August 21, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced many industries to shift the way they conduct business on a daily basis to ensure the safety of their employees and their customers. Many people have transitioned to working from home thanks to telecommunication technology, but the change has not been easy for everyone. Current lockdown policies in place throughout… read more

5 Situations When Being Fired May Be Wrongful Termination

Posted in Wrongful Termination on August 5, 2020

Wrongful termination is a somewhat nebulous legal term. Many people misconstrue the meaning behind a wrongful termination. These cases are very difficult to prove, especially due to the “at-will” employment laws in effect across the United States. However, there are some situations in which wrongful termination is more obvious. Consider the following five scenarios and… read more

When Can You Sue an Employer for Wrongful Termination?

Posted in Wrongful Termination on August 5, 2020

It’s not uncommon for employees who lose their jobs to wonder if they have been wrongfully terminated, especially when an employer offers a vague explanation for the firing or no explanation at all. Wrongful termination is an often-misunderstood legal concept that only applies to a very specific set of circumstances. It occurs when an employee… read more

Can Your Employer Monitor Your Private Work Messages?

Posted in Wrongful Termination on January 11, 2019

Technology allows for greater communication, but it also leaves an electronic footprint of all your private discussions. In personal circumstances, you expect your email and private messages to remain private – and for the most part, you have that right. Workplace electronic communication is a different story. Many employers take advantage of certain tracking devices… read more

Drug Testing After Marijuana Legalization

Posted in Wrongful Termination on December 22, 2018

California recently legalized the use of recreational marijuana, and now the state is one of a handful that allows citizens over the age of 21 to possess, grow, and use certain amounts of marijuana. On the other hand, marijuana is still a controlled substance and federal law prohibits its possession. Additionally, employers are free to… read more

What to Expect When Settling a Wrongful Termination Suit

Posted in Wrongful Termination on June 18, 2018

Wrongful termination cases arise whenever an employer fires an employee in violation of the law or an employment agreement. The resulting lack of a job can bring on loss of income, loss of benefits, and emotional distress depending on the conditions of the firing. In California, several options for wrongful termination suits exist: Contract claims… read more

Did a cemetery worker reporting bad behavior dig his own grave?

Posted in Firm News,Wrongful Termination on September 5, 2017

In 2015, Reymond Blazys began working at Roselawn Memorial Park and Glenview Memorial Gardens, two cemeteries based in southern Wisconsin. After two years of watching his co-workers perform their supposedly sacred duties while under the influence of drugs and alcohol, he decided to report their bad behavior. Not long after, Blazys was fired. According to… read more

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