Employers Shouldn’t Be Able to Use Severance Agreements to Bypass Employee Rights to Whistleblower Awards

Employers Shouldn’t Be Able to Use Severance Agreements to Bypass Employee Rights to Whistleblower Awards and the Right to File Whistleblower Retaliation Claims Employees who file whistleblower claims need to be extra-careful about signing a severance agreement with their employer. As a general rule, employees who d...

The Causes of Action Against Defendants in Wrongful Employment Discharge Cases

In the case of the employee who was terminated by Mattel, Inc. after nearly 50 years of service, there are numerous legal causes of actions that our employment lawyers asserted. These causes of actions are often asserted in similar wrongful employment termination cases. They are listed to show what laws and remedies a...

Why Firing an Employee for Off-Duty Conduct May be Illegal

The San Diego Tribune reported in May 2018, that a local jury awarded a former employee nearly $18 million for wrongful termination. The jury found that the employer, Allstate, wrongfully fired the employee, Mr. Michael Tilkey, when it learned he was arrested for threatening his girlfriend – even though all the charg...