A former partner at a prominent venture capital firm in Northern California's Silicon Valley is in a legal dispute with her former employers over her termination. The woman is charging retaliation, while the firm is saying that she was fired for "longstanding performance issues."
A Southern California high school teacher contends that the reason her school district did not renew her contract is that she helped lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students take action against administrators and teachers whom they felt discriminated against them. The school board tells a different story. It looks like the two sides will be fighting it out in court.
California already has tough laws in place to protect lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) employees from being discriminated against for their sexual orientation or gender expression, as noted by the Orange County Register. However, LGBT employees in a number of other states do not have that protection.
Southern California Congressman Dana Rohrabacher is sponsoring legislation that would give employers guidance regarding employees who use marijuana in states where it is legal. The proposed law would allow state marijuana regulations to take precedence over federal law, which still classifies marijuana has an illegal drug.
We hear about people in California being discriminated against on the job and being fired for all types of reasons that have nothing to do with their ability to do their job, including disability, sexual orientation, and many more. Now, on the other side of the country, a park ranger has filed a discrimination lawsuit contending that he was terminated from his position for political reasons.
The San Diego State University (SDSU) women's basketball coach who retired this April has filed a wrongful termination suit against the university. Beth Burns, whose team had just completed a season with a record 27 wins, says that she was given a choice of resigning, retiring, or being terminated from SDSU, which is part of the California State University (CSU) system.
Few wrongful termination suits in California or anywhere are filed by someone other than the person who was fired. However, that is what is happening in Philadelphia. Two directors of the city's Philadelphia Inquirer newspaper are in court over the firing of the paper's Pulitzer Prize-winning editor.
A California social worker who is suing her former employer, Kaiser Permanente, was told by a federal judge that she needs to provide more facts to support her case. The judge also ruled that she cannot use the state's Whistleblower Protection Act to claim retaliation.
The former chief financial officer (CFO) of Menlo College has filed a lawsuit in San Mateo County Superior Court against the northern California school, alleging that he was fired in retaliation for pointing out financial wrongdoing by the school. He also contends that the termination was based on discriminatory views about his nationality.
A California federal judge has ruled in favor of a former Abercrombie & Fitch employee. The woman, who is Muslim, was fired by the retailer for refusing to stop wearing a head scarf, or hijab, at work.