Because the Plaintiff has asserted these issues on a class-wide basis, they’re trying to multiply the small amount that could be owed to [employee] by the number of other employees which could result in much greater liability.
According to California’s Labor Code § 558.1, an employing organization's managers, owners, directors, officers, and agents can be held personally liable for wage and hour violations. While it's true that (under certain circumstances) company employees who are sued may be indemnified by their employers, all companies have the responsibility to follow the law.
On July 25th, 2011, appellant Ana Fuentes Sanchez filed a First Amendment Complaint against her former employer Swissport, Inc. She alleged causes of action for discrimination based on pregnancy disability, discrimination based on sex, and failure to prevent discrimination. Sanchez accused Swissport of failure to accommodate and engage in a timely, good faith interactive process. Additionally, she alleged retaliation, wrongful and tortious discharge from her position, and intentional infliction of emotional distress. Finally, she claimed that Swissport had engaged in unfair business practices under California Business and Professions Codes, and breach of implied and/or express contract.
On April 30, 2018, the California Supreme Court issued a decision on the Dynamex Operations West, Inc. v. Superior Court of Los Angeles case. On that day, the California Supreme Court reinterpreted and rejected the long-standing “Borello” test. This decision was made in order to grant workers greater rights and to encourage a more worker-friendly labor standard.
In the case of Jeanette Ortiz, a general manager for Chipotle Mexican Grill in Fresno, her wrongful termination lawsuit awarded her nearly $8 million dollars in damages. What started out as a termination under the pretense of theft of only $626 dollars in cash from the restaurant safe ballooned into a $7.97 million lawsuit.
Webb Law group proudly takes you inside a real case that was handled by our firm. While names have been omitted for privacy purposes, we will approach this Class Action wage and labor dispute within the context of this real case. We will provide a segue from legal problem to the [...]
You've worked hard your entire life with this day often in the back of your mind: the day you can put all that hard work into a long, enjoyable retirement. You've been a valuable employee to your company. You've done all the right things and this time is yours to enjoy. [...]
Labor Laws can often be confusing and difficult to understand, that is why it is extremely important that you are aware of your rights as an employee. Laws can vary from state to state; however, in the state of California, the laws are written quite specifically. If you believe you may [...]
Although sexual harassment can carry severe legal consequences it is still a serious problem in workplaces across the United States. We understand how difficult it can be to cope with such a situation.
“You’re fired!” These words can be very devastating to an employee. When an employee is terminated from his job, he suddenly loses a regular source of income. In California, under the “at will” doctrine, an employer may terminate an employee for whatever reason as long as that reason is not unlawful. [...]
As a law firm which specializes in Employment law matters in the city of San Diego, this is a question we come across often. California is one state which does not mandate employers to give their employees paid vacation. However, if a company chooses to provide its employees with vacation, then [...]
You have just been dismissed from your work effective immediately. You will be unemployed the next day and you have a family to support. Would you consider suing your employer in court? You may want to see an employment attorney in San Diego before you do.