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Category: Wrongful Termination

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

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

Labor and workplace discrimination laws on a collision course?

Posted in Firm News,Wrongful Termination on August 17, 2017

One day after former Google employee James Damore filed a National Labor Relations Board complaint, a court ruling may have already bolstered the merits of his complaint. Damore is the former engineer whose candid email recently garnered banner headlines that saw his name and story trend on social media. After sending the missive where he… read more

What employees should know about intermittent bonding leave

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

In a series of ongoing posts, our blog has been taking a closer look at the federal Family and Medical Leave Act and the California Family Rights Act, focusing first on the conditions employees must satisfy to fall within their protective ambit and, most recently, on the situations in which “family care and medical leave”… read more

What is wrongful termination?

Posted in Firm News,Wrongful Termination on April 15, 2017

Getting fired from your job is always a stressful event. It is even worse when the reason for your termination seems totally unfair. If you’re honest and you work hard, your employer is supposed to treat you well, right? Sometimes, getting fired is more than just unfair – it is illegal. Here is how the… read more

When can employees take FMLA/CFRA leave?

Posted in Firm News,Wrongful Termination on April 13, 2017

Last time, our blog began discussing how the federal Family and Medical Leave Act, and the California Family Rights Act enable qualifying employees to take unpaid, job-protected leave for up to 12 weeks in a 12-month period to manage family- or health-related issues. Specifically, we focused on the requirements that employees must satisfy in order… read more

Understanding who is eligible for FMLA/CFRA leave

Posted in Firm News,Wrongful Termination on April 6, 2017

Thanks to both the federal Family and Medical Leave Act, and the California Family Rights Act — otherwise known as the FMLA and CFRA, respectively — employees needing to take time off to deal with certain family- or health-related issues can proceed with confidence if they work for an employer that is subject to these… read more

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