In a story that garnered national media attention, a hospital in another state has agreed to pay $400,000 that will go to almost 30 of their former employees, which include nurses and other medical professionals.
You are going through the firing process and you have suspicions that what your employer is doing is not right. This may very well be the case. According to the American Civil Liberties Union, approximately 150,000 employees suffer wrongful disharge each year.
A recent post on this blog discussed the noteworthy case of a Goggle software engineer's legal claim that he was the victim of political viewpoint discrimination, and specifically, got fired for expressing a minority political view.
Two former software engineers at Google, one who gained notoriety for a memorandum he circulated throughout the company, have alleged that Google unlawfully discriminated against them for their political viewpoints. They also claim unlawful discrimination based on race and sex, saying they experienced "reverse" discrimination since they were white males.
While a previous post discussed the warning signs of age discrimination, the first time some employees over 40 in Los Angeles, California, might realize something is amiss is when they get handed a pink slip along with what seems to them like a flimsy excuse for being fired or laid off.