Archive for the ‘Termination’ Category

Firing an Employee With a ‘Bad Attitude’ in California

We would like to terminate an employee who has a bad attitude that rubs off on other employees. However, we haven’t given him any warning. Is it safe to let him go? Although California is at “at-will” state, meaning employment may be terminated by either the employer or employee on notice to the other, that […]

4 Feb 19 - Discipline, Termination - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »

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12 Nov 15 - Hiring, Termination - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »

EEOC Settles Race/National Origin Bias Claim for $14.5 Million

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission recently settled a lawsuit against a multistate oil drilling company involving charges of race and national origin discrimination, harassment and retaliation at facilities throughout the country. The combined monetary relief for all of the victims totals $14.5 million. According to the EEOC’s lawsuit, the company engaged in a “nationwide pattern […]

8 May 15 - Discrimination, Termination - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »

Update: Diabetic Worker Fired for “Grazing” on Chips Receives Settlement

A long-term employee of a South San Francisco Walgreens recently received a $180,000 settlement to resolve a disability discrimination claim brought by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). HRWatchdog previously reported on this lawsuit. According to the lawsuit’s allegations, the employee, Josephina Hernandez, was fired when she grabbed a $1.39 bag of potato chips from […]

8 Jul 14 - Disabilities, Termination - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »

California Supreme Court: Refusal to Sign Disciplinary Document No Bar to UI Claim

Last week, the California Supreme Court ruled that an employee’s refusal to sign a disciplinary notice confirming receipt was not misconduct but was “at most, a good faith error in judgment” that did not disqualify him from receiving unemployment insurance (UI) benefits. Under the Unemployment Insurance Code, an individual is ineligible for UI benefits if […]

7 Jul 14 - Benefits, Termination - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »