201412.19
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Employees: If you were fired because your employer mistakenly believed that you were engaged in whistleblowing, you may have a claim for wrongful termination in violation of public policy

By Helaina L. Chinn, Esq. California law prohibits retaliation by an employer against an employee for whistleblowing. In creating this law, the Legislature found that it serves an important public policy to encourage employees to alert the appropriate authorities when the employee reasonably thinks his or her employer is breaking the law. In a recent…

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Victory for LGBT Workers as U.S. Senate Passes Federal Ban on Workplace Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation or Gender Identity

In a victory for LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender) workers, the U.S. Senate approved a bill on Thursday which would ban workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. The Employment Non-Discrimination Act (“ENDA”) would prohibit employers from firing, discriminating against, or refusing to hire employees or job applicants on the basis of…