A retired naval officer and former worker for Systems Application and Technologies Inc., a military contractor, is suing the company for retaliation. In the California filing, the man claims that his supervisor fired him when he refused to work off the clock for a weekend.
A California judge ruled on June 18 that a gay Catholic school teacher can move forward with his case. The teacher claims that he was the victim of wrongful termination after he lost his job because of his recent marriage to his gay partner.
Most people are familiar with the Miranda warning “what you say can be used against you in a court of law” because of crime drama shows like “Law & Order.” However, they may not realize that the same concept applies when it comes to wrongful termination or employment discrimination. This means that email transmissions and more importantly, social media posts can become discoverable evidence in litigation.
The regional director of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) ruled that Northwestern University’s football players are considered employees, instead of the traditional distinction “student athletes.” The ruling essentially paves the way, at least for now, for the football team to determine if it wants to unionize.
Californians may have heard about this former basketball coach and how she is suing for wrongful termination. According to her wrongful termination case, she was forced out of her job at San Diego State University because she was demanding that women's athletics be treated equally at the school. The Feb. 20 report claims that the school is in breach of contract due to forcing the coach out.
According to Jan. 8 reports, the Lakeport City Council has rejected a claim from the former city attorney. The claim stated that he believed he was wrongfully discharged and that the city was in breach of contract. Now, the council has rejected the claim, stating that the 56-year-old man who served as the city's attorney for 30 years was fired for reasons that can't be disclosed to the public.