Lawyersandsettlements.com; December 2, 2013
Sacramento, CA: Although California is an employment at-will state, California labor laws don’t give employers carte blanche to treat their employees unfairly. Wrongful termination is a violation of the California labor code.
Kimberly realizes that verbal abuse may not be reason enough to file a California wrongful termination lawsuit, but she is thankful for the opportunity to speak out about her former managers at Staples. They dropped the f-bomb and even the c-word on her too many times.
Clearly, Kimberly was a valuable employee at this particular Staples store: she was hired in May 2011 as a cashier and became full-time inventory lead for the entire store within a few months. As well, she started at $8.75 per hour, then got a raise to $9.25, and a few months before she was fired, Kimberly was given another raise to $10 per hour.
“I ran the store without a GM for several months so I had a really good track record and I did extra work with no pay increase; you do it for the team,” she says. And she often worked 6 p.m. until 2 a.m. shifts doing inventory without overtime compensation.
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