California Wrongful Termination Lawsuit Verdicts and Settlements
Wrongful termination occurs when an employer terminates, discharges or fires an employee in violation of fundamental principles of public policy. The employee may bring a lawsuit for wrongful termination (also known as wrongful discharge) seeking damages, including punitive damages in cases of extreme wrongdoing.
Please visit our wrongful termination page for a clear and concise summary of California wrongful termination law.
Attorney Chris Dolan and the employment attorneys at his law firm have obtained tens of millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements in individual employment cases for their clients in the San Francisco Bay Area and across California.
- $61 million record employment verdict – The jury awarded $50 million in punitive damages and $11 million in compensatory damages to Arab-American FedEx ground/home delivery drivers, victims of ethnic discrimination and harassment. Click here for more information.
- $20 million verdict for wrongful termination. The jury found the plaintiff, a timeshare sales representative, was wrongfully terminated after protesting fraudulent and predatory sales practices. Click here for more information.
- $2.5 million+ settlement. Gender orientation discrimination and retaliation. Female employee of Fortune 500 company brought a claim against her employer alleging that she was terminated for having protested the use of homophobic slurs and statements in the workplace by senior company executives. Employee was stripped of all responsibilities and slated for termination when she retained the Dolan Law Firm to file a complaint on her behalf. The matter was resolved without the need for a trial. The names and identities of the parties are withheld due to confidentiality agreements.
- $1.1 million settlement. On behalf of disabled employee whose employment was terminated following a medical leave.
- $587,500 settlement, medical leave, disability and retaliation claims. Employee who was injured at work required a medical leave and temporary light duty reassignment during recovery. Employer failed to provide light duty, refused to permit employee to take medical leave and retaliated against employee for filing a workers’ compensation claim by terminating employment. Names confidential as condition of settlement.
- $545,000 settlement, disability discrimination (depression), failure to provide medical leave, failure to accommodate (provide time off work for hospitalization) and wrongful discharge. A 60-year-old employee of a major financial institution was denied the right to take time off to seek psychiatric care for depression. Disciplinary action started after requested time off, leading to termination the day before medical leave was to be taken. Names confidential as condition of settlement.
- $500,000 settlement wrongful discharge of and retaliation against male field worker for a major energy company who protested the sexual harassment of female co-workers by supervisors. The employee was reinstated in addition to the financial award. Names confidential as condition of settlement.
- $350,000 settlement, disability discrimination. Employer fired employee after he took time off work due to a heart condition. Names confidential as condition of settlement.
- $250,000 settlement, wrongful termination. Employer refused to allow employee to take time off work to care for her terminally ill father and then fired the employee when she exercised her right to time off work to treat and recover from her own depression following her father’s death. Names confidential as condition of settlement.
Contact the Dolan Law Firm
If you have been wrongfully terminated and you need an energetic lawyer who cares about you as a person and is dedicated to getting you the best result, contact the attorneys of the Dolan Law Firm for a free case, confidential and no obligation evaluation or call us toll free at 888-452-4752.
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