Category Archives: Wrongful Termination

Can Your Employer Have You Followed to Prove You Are Not Hurt?

Yet another cautionary tale about how the things you post on Facebook can come back to haunt you. On Friday I received a call from a prospective client, wanting to sue her employer. The caller had filed a workers compensation … Continue reading

Women Can be Fired for Being Too Attractive, Says Iowa Supreme Court

A seemingly horrible decision out of Iowa provides an extreme example of how discrimination is only actionable if it involves a protected class. In a very rare move, the Iowa Supreme Court had already issued a ruling in this case … Continue reading

Newsflash to Judge Lynn Hughes: Lactation is Related to Pregnancy

I reported a little over a year ago about a discrimination case out of Texas. A fired employee sued for wrongful termination based on discrimination, claiming that she was fired due to her request to use the bathroom to breast-pump. … Continue reading

California Court of Appeal Rejects “Multi-Tasking” Argument for Exempt Employees

An interesting case involving the Safeway grocery chain could have some far reaching ramifications for California employers. First a little law. In California, a manager can be exempt from overtime pay, so long as the manager is “primarily engaged” in … Continue reading

“I Know Better Syndrome” Can Cost You Your Job

A case out of San Diego beautifully illustrates an issue that I frequently encounter with prospective clients, and provides a cautionary tale. The fact pattern is so common that I have given it a name — the “‘I Know Better’ Syndrome”, … Continue reading