A former bartender in Los Angeles is suing her former employer after she was allegedly fired for being pregnant. She said that her supervisor also rebuked her for not dressing like a California hooker and instead dressing too Midwest conservative. In the lawsuit that the former employee filed against Kings' Head Pub II in Studio City on Oct. 8, she alleged wrongful termination, intentional and negligent infliction of emotional distress and pregnancy discrimination.
A former star of the popular reality TV program Storage Wars that's based in L.A. moved forward with his claim that the show was rigged. A judge allowed the lawsuit, in which David Hester alleged both that valuable items were planted in storage containers for the show, and also that he was the victim of wrongful termination. Hester claimed that he was fired after complaining about the purported fixing to the show's producers. He was to have made $25,000 per episode for each of the 26 episodes in the program's fourth season, or $650,000. He was seeking $750,000 in general damages and further money in punitive damages in the suit.
A former American Humane Association film and television unit director of production has sued for wrongful termination. Her complaint alleges that, after 13 years of employment, the AHA fired her for investigating and exposing mistreatment of horses in the television series "Luck" filmed at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia. The complaint included the HBO television network and the producer of the series as defendants for allegedly colluding with the AHA in concealing the mistreatment.
Two California teachers have filed a lawsuit claiming that they were wrongfully discharged from their employment at a private Christian school in 2012. According to the lawsuit, the school decided not to retain them after they refused to show school officials proof of their faith.