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Wrongful Termination Archives

Employee fails to prevail in wrongful termination suit

When an employee endures harassment and discrimination, the employee typically goes to the company's human resources department. Typically, the human resources department is trained to detect harassment and retaliation and can hopefully cure the issue and potentially prevent wrongful termination or a hostile workplace.

Nicollette Sheridan quit, no wrongful termination suit says court

Although the television show Desperate Housewives has ended, implications from events that occurred while the show was airing are still surfacing. Specifically, the potential wrongful termination of one of the main characters Nicollette Sheridan is still being debated.

Chick-fil-A accused of having a bias against women too

The fast-food chain Chick-fil-A, a once lesser-known eatery depending on where you live has recently attained national status -- but not necessarily for the right reasons. The chief of operations of the company recently released a statement sharing his beliefs concerning same-sex marriage.

Disabled employee's wrongful termination verdict over $106,000

A local affiliate of the nationally recognized organization Planned Parenthood has been sued for wrongful termination. Although the affiliated office is outside of the Missouri and Kansas area, the implications of the employer's actions and the resulting lawsuit could impact Missouri and Kansas employees.

Tennis coach reaches $710,000 settlement after termination

In 2010, the head coach for the women's Ball State tennis team was terminated. She had coached the team for just under 21 years before allegations were made that she had committed NCAA rules violations. The school claimed in 2009 that she committed six "major" infractions, which they voluntarily reported to the NCAA. These accusations acted as the basis for the school's decision to fire the tennis coach.

Nurse claims wrongful termination following disparaging remarks

Employees are entitled to their opinion regarding their employer...within certain limitation. Aside from the legal limitations regarding freedom of speech, contrary statements by employees that are made against an employer often have unfavorable consequences for the employee. An employee in Missouri and Kansas that has been terminated for statements made against their employer may be entitled to a wrongful termination claim.

Missouri funeral home faces scandal and wrongful termination suit

Wrongful termination can occur for many reasons and one reason is an employee's refusal to perform certain work-related duties. Many employees refuse to perform certain duties because the duties could affect a licensure the employee holds for a particular line of work. Missouri laws can protect employees who have been wrongfully terminated for failure to perform duties that may violate the employee's licensure.

Military veteran stands up for women's rights, loses civilian job

She is a woman who served in the military to protect the rights and freedoms she believes in. As an army veteran, she continued to fight for the rights she believed in while working in a civilian position at a medical digital imaging services corporation. The woman helped organize awareness campaigns and act as a program director for an awareness group called Mom2Mom. The group raises breastfeeding awareness.

UPDATE: NLRB clarifies social media policies that go 'too far'

In a recent post, we asked the question, "Are employer social media policies going too far?" The National Labor Relations Board seemed to think so. In fact, the NLRB said that many of the employer policies go too far in restricting employee use of social media websites.

Are employer social media policies going too far?

Yet another employee has suffered termination because of social media use. Last year alone, 42 percent of employers reported taking disciplinary action against employees for social media use. That number nearly doubled from only two years prior, in 2009. Around four out of 10 businesses reported that they view social media use as an issue and have created social media policies that regulate use by employees both in and out of the office.