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"Call an Attorney," Says California Labor Board

Sacramento, CA Bruce was terminated from his job while on medical leave and he contacted the California Department of Labor, hoping to file for unemployment. "When my case worker found out why I was fired, he told me that was illegal and advised me to call an attorney," said Bruce. According to the California Labor Law, even terminating "at will" employees while on medical leave is a violation of the California labor code.

January 14, 2011

California Labor Law: Harassment Led to Suicide Attempt

San Bernadino Valley, CA Wrongful termination and workplace harassment are California Labor Law violations, even though California is an "at-will employment" state, and men can be harassed.

December 15, 2010

CA Labor Law: Fired While on Disability

Buena Park, CA Robert believes he was terminated because his employer and insurance company wanted to avoid paying his disability claim. According to Robert, even though his doctor stated he was unable to work, Pitney Bowes claimed that his doctor "didn't send enough information" to justify a wrongful denial and termination, and that is a violation of California labor law.

August 31, 2010

Unionized California Home Workers Replaced with Non-Union Staff

Oakland, CA Does California labor law come into play when unionized workers without a contract suddenly find themselves replaced with non-union staff after staging a brief strike? That's the question at least 38 former employees of the Piedmont Gardens and Grand Lake Gardens senior care homes in Oakland are asking after they were handed their walking papers earlier this month.

August 17, 2010

California Labor Violation—Illegal Drugs an Excuse for Termination

Lakeport, CA Kevin was fired for taking drugs, but he says that is ridiculous. "I've never taken illegal drugs," says Kevin. "I believe I was fired because I asked for a raise so I was wrongfully terminated and that's a violation of the California labor law."

August 9, 2010

California Labor Law Attorney Helps Terminated Employee Win Appeal

San Diego, CA James was terminated from his job as an independent contractor at Superior Installation Solutions for an incident that violates California labor law. His disgruntled employer also attempted to deny James's unemployment insurance benefits, but James found an attorney who worked pro bono to help win his appeal.

February 2, 2010

Wrongfully Terminated, Contrary to California Labor Law

Fontana, CA Last month, Anthony had a dispute with a fellow employee; as a result he was fired from his job at 'Toys R Us'. Although this was Anthony's first job??"he is only 18 years old??"he is familiar with the California Labor Law and believes he was wrongfully terminated. As well, according to the California state labor law, he might also have been discriminated against.

February 25, 2009

California Labor Law: "I was Wrongfully Terminated"

Gilroy, CA Three days ago, Colleen's boss phoned, ostensibly to drop by her clinic for a site visit. "Instead she came over to fire me," says Colleen, who is still in shock. "I talked with my brother??" he is the head of labor law for the state of California and said I have a California Labor Law case if I want to pursue it."

September 18, 2008

California Labor Law: No Right to Terminate

Mendocino, CA Mark worked 19 years for a freight management company; he was the second highest paid in the company. He was a faithful, loyal and hard-working employee yet last Friday, he walked out of his office in shock: Mark didn't have a clue that it would be his last day. Wrongful dismissal is a violation of the and Mark believes his termination was illegal.

May 28, 2008

California Labor Law: The Busboy, 62, is Fighting Back

Beverly Hills, CA Imagine working for a company for 35 years, only to be unceremoniously cast aside without just cause. That's the circumstance, and the allegation of a wrongful dismissal lawsuit involving a 62-year-old former restaurant employee, and an International House of Pancakes outlet in Orange, California.

April 1, 2008
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