Whistleblowing and Public Policy Part 2

In the last post and video I talked about how whistleblowers are protected from termination for their whistleblowing. This time, I’m going to talk about a second type of whistleblowing case: the situation where you learn that someone – often it is a current or former employer, but it doesn’t have to be – is […]

Whistleblowing and Public Policy Part 1

There are two types of whistleblowing case and I’m going to talk about them in two separate posts. First, there is the type of case where your whistleblowing or the employer’s violation of law, forms the basis of your wrongful termination case. For example, an employer might condition employment on your performing an illegal act, […]

Wrongful Termination: Fired For Requesting Maternity Leave

Earlier this month, a complaint was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California against Cisco Systems Inc. by a woman alleging she was subjected to wrongful termination after she requested maternity leave in advance. The complaint was filed by Diane Woodruff on June 24 alleging a violation of the Family […]

Top Wrongful Termination Causes of Action

Being terminated from a job can be devastating. You may have even spoke with people who told you they were wrongfully terminated from their job. Although an employee may think he or she was terminated wrongfully, the circumstances in which a wrongful termination lawsuit can be brought against an employer are limited. Below are some […]

PG&E Employee Collects $1 Million in Santa Cruz Wrongful Termination Claim

At Aiman-Smith & Marcy, our Oakland attorneys help whistleblowers protect their legal rights.

On December 16, 2013, a forty-four-year-old ex-PG&E power line worker was given over $1 million in a civil claim subsequent to making safety complaints and being dismissed in 2012. Live Oak resident Matthew Niswonger was employed by PG&E for nearly eight years. His crew was demanded to restore a broken electrical pole on Hihn Road […]