Former associate vice chancellor at UC San Diego files discrimination lawsuit against school

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A former associate vice chancellor at UC San Diego is suing the school and UC Regents for age and gender discrimination and wrongful termination. Jean Ford, former Associate Vice Chancellor for UC San Diego Health Sciences Advancement, claims that she was subjected to ongoing and abusive discrimination, harassment and retaliation from Chancellor Pradeep Khosla and […]


Ex-USC football coach loses wrongful termination suit against school

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An arbitrator ruled against Steve Sarkisian, the former head football coach at the University of Southern California who was fired by the school in 2015. “I am disappointed in the decision, but we will respect it and move on,” said Sarkisian in a statement. The university fired Sarkisian after receiving numerous reports the coach exhibited […]


San Francisco loses wrongful termination case

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A former San Francisco Chief Trial Deputy, Joanne Hoeper, received a $2 million award in a wrongful termination lawsuit against her former employer, San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera. Hoeper filed a lawsuit against Herrera when she was terminated in 2014, claiming Herrera retaliated against her for having led a possible fraud investigation in 2012. […]


Proposed class-action lawsuit dismissed when judge rules restaurant chain layoffs not in violation of WARN Act

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A California judged dismissed a proposed class-action lawsuit against a restaurant chain filed by former workers who claimed that 3,000 employees were laid off without due warning. The proposed suit alleges that, during Catalina Restaurant Group’s restructuring in April 2015, the restaurant chain failed to provide proper notice of the mass layoff. Those affected were […]


Yoga guru sued for pregnancy discrimination and wrongful termination

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Yoga instructor and yoga school administrator Sharon Clerkin filed a wrongful termination lawsuit against yoga guru Bikram Choudhury after she was allegedly terminated for becoming pregnant. The lawsuit was filed in Los Angeles Superior Court. On November 26, 2016, a California judge ordered Clerkin’s employer, Choudhury, who recently moved to India to be deposed via […]