California has wrongful termination laws that prohibit firing an employee when it would violate public policy. Typically, that means firing someone based on a legally protected category, or for reporting or refusing to participate in an illegal activity or public safety issue to a manager or government official. There are a multitude of reasons why an employer could violate the wrongful termination laws.
The attorneys at Hoyer & Hicks have years of experience dealing with these types of cases. Contact us today for your free consultation.
Tolchin v. Bay Area Rapid Transit District
Alameda Superior Court, Case No. C-833314-4
A jury awarded substantial damages to our client, a Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART) employee who suffered illegal retaliation for reporting waste and misuse of government funds.
Diaz v. County of Kern
Kern Superior Court, Case No. 1500-CV-265776
We sued a county medical center after our client, the Chief Financial Officer, was wrongfully terminated as the result of his complaints that the CEO was engaged in financial improprieties. The case settled before trial.
Siudzinski v. PG&E
San Francisco Superior Court, Case No. CGC-09-487576
We represented an employee who was demoted after he complained that the company’s practices were putting low income customers at risk of brain damage and other injury from carbon monoxide poisoning. The case settled and plaintiff was able to retire early.