Clinic administrator at Kaiser says she was terminated in retaliation for taking a medical leave. Kaiser says termination was for poor performance.
Van driver allegedly tells passenger of his depression and suicidal thoughts around the holidays; is later fired.
Long-time sports columnist for LA Times with national reputation claims he was discriminated against, constructively terminated. Judge later grants motion for JNOV, reduces verdict to zero.
Plaintiff's symptoms of schizophrenia re-appear after stress of harassment on the job. $1,500,000 awarded in non-economic damages.
Plaintiff's accommodation for carpal tunnel syndrome is ignored by new supervisor after the accommodation was in place for five years. Motion for $3.5 million in attorney fees is pending.
Cancer surgeon obtains confidential settlement from SCPMG after $1.75 million verdict reached by jury.
Administrator at religious retreat center says employer's practices implied a contract; that he was not an employee at will.
Waitress is terminated after pregnancy-related leave. She came back to find that her friend, the chef, had been terminated and she allegedly did not get along with the new chef.
Bartender says she was wrongfully terminated after a pregnancy leave; that the restaurant failed to reasonably accomodate her needs.
Police officer claims retaliation when he is disciplined. City says discipline was reasonable and justified.
Sales exec says he brought in business but did not get paid; employer goes bankrupt and plaintiff proceeds on alter ego theory against primary stockholder.
Water district supervisors say they wanted to test how cashiers would react in life-threatening situation, so they stage an armed robbery.
Supermarket clerk is reclassifed as a manager, terminated after an illness. $723,645 verdict includes $500,000 punitives. Demand was only $199,999.
Claims manager, a 28-year employee, protests treatment of his ex-wife, also a Kemper employee. He is defamed by co-workers and fired.
Corporate controller claims Playboy asked for accounting entry that violated Sarbanes-Oxley Act; when she refused they retaliated against her and later wrongfully terminated her employment.