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March 2016 Archives

Firefighter wins wrongful termination lawsuit

On March 18, a jury in California awarded $2.3 million in damages to a firefighter who claimed that he was wrongfully terminated for refusing to lie to the state's Occupational Safety and Health Administration. The jury arrived at its verdict after a nine-week long trial in which dozens of other firefighters testified on the plaintiff's behalf.

EEOC says sexual orientation discrimination is illegal

LGBT workers in California may be pleased to learn that the EEOC has filed two discrimination lawsuit that argued that sexual orientation discrimination is already prohibited under federal law. This follows a decision that was made by the EEOC in July 2015 that stated that discrimination against sexual orientation was illegal under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.