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Woman brings wrongful termination lawsuit in Los Angeles

Workers have important protections against wrongful termination so it is important to understand them. A wrongful termination lawsuit was recently heard in a Los Angeles courtroom. The CEO of a local rehabilitation center testified that he terminated the center's former human resources director because she did not perform up to expectations, and not because she had reported alleged workplace violations. The woman brought a wrongful termination claim alleging retaliation, as well as age and disability discrimination.

According to the CEO, the former human resources director failed to follow his instructions to meet with the managers of other centers following her hiring, and also failed to assist with recruiting and to put the time necessary into the department to get it off the ground. He further noted she did not meet expectations. In addition, there were conflicting accounts of how the death of a patient at the center was handled.

The woman alleged in her lawsuit that she let management know she had leukemia when she was hired in 2015 at the age of 53. She also claimed that a month after she was hired, she told one of the co-founders of the center, and the son of the other co-founder, that housekeepers, kitchen servers and maintenance workers were not receiving meal and rest breaks or overtime pay. She stated that she was told she had other things to worry about. The woman also asserted that she took time off after contracting an infection related to her leukemia and that when she returned to work 2 months later, she was told she was being fired.

Job security is an important concern for most employees today. As a result, it is important that workers be aware of their legal rights to be safe from retaliation and discrimination in the workplace.

Source: Patch.com, "HR Director Fired For Performance, Malibu Rehabilitation Center CEO Says," March 3, 2017

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