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Sexually Harassed Victim Unable to Sue Individual Supervisors for Retaliation/Wrongful Termination

Sexually Harassed Victim Unable to Sue Individual Supervisors for Retaliation/Wrongful Termination A recent California federal court ruling confirmed that company supervisors are not individually liable for retaliatory acts.  Sarmas v. County of Stanislaus, et al. October 26, 2009 Westlaw 3489425 (Eastern District California). According to Stanislaus County’s Sheriff’s Department (Department) employee Valine Sarmas, Sheriff Christianson’s […]

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Barbosa v. IMPCO – Terminating an Employee for Mistakenly Falsifying Time Card Violates Public Policy

Barbosa v. IMPCO – Terminating an Employee for Mistakenly Falsifying Time Card Violates Public Policy Although well-established law in California holds that an employer may not retaliate against an employee who has a valid wage claim, a November 30, 2009 appellate court ruling also protects employees against retaliation for mistakenly believing they have a valid […]

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Blurring the Distinction between Discriminatory Conduct and Harassment – California Supremes Decide Roby v. McKesson Corp.

Blurring the Distinction between Discriminatory Conduct and Harassment – California Supremes Decide Roby v. McKesson Corp. As a result of a November 30, 2009 decision, the California Supreme Court (the Court) has now paved the way for employees to more easily establish harassment claims against individual supervisors. Toward the end of her 25-year customer service […]

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