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April 2015 Archives

Investigator finds discrimination at UCLA research center

A new report claims that an outside investigation at the University of California, Los Angeles, discovered that female staff are working in a hostile environment in the research center for Alzheimer's disease. The center is part of the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.

Walmart worker threatens lawsuit over missing wages

California workers may be interested to learn that, on April 10, it was reported that retail giant Walmart could potentially be facing a lawsuit after allegedly failing to pay their managers for overtime. Under federal overtime laws, hourly employees must be paid time and a half for each extra hour that they work if they work more than 40 hours in a week.

Whistleblowing on Blue Shield superior may have cost VP his job

The former vice president of Blue Shield of California believes he was unfairly dismissed after voicing his concerns about a more senior officer's suspicious conduct, and he filed a suit in state court on April 6. In his lawsuit, the former officer claims that the company's chief information officer and senior vice president was responsible for his termination after the plaintiff had voiced objections about potential financial improprieties.

California woman sues former employer for wrongful termination

A lawsuit recently filed in Los Angeles Superior Court alleges that Kaiser Permanente and Southern California Permanente Medical Group fired the plaintiff after she reported that other employees had violated the privacy rights of patients. The plaintiff, a woman who had been employed by Kaiser since 1978 for 34 years, complained of retaliation and age discrimination.