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Former Snapchat employee sues for wrongful termination

As many people are aware, the California tech industry is a behemoth now. There is fierce competition between companies both big and small, and there are significant barriers to prominence given the wealth of some of the elite tech companies, the difficulty in retaining talent and the simple fact that the market has become a bit saturated. All of these factors play a role in a recent wrongful termination lawsuit filed by Anthony Pompliano, who left Facebook for Snapchat.

Pompliano was charged with garnering new users and growing the company's user base when he left Facebook for Snapchat. Snapchat officials, according to Pomplianoo, gave him information regarding growth metrics of the company and the numbers were appealing. This led to Pompliano leaving his Facebook position to join Snapchat.

But soon after he arrived at Snapchat, Pompliano learned that the officials that talked to him misrepresented the information, and Pompliano was soon fired after he brought this fact to the attention of his supervisors at Snapchat. He then filed a wrongful termination suit, claiming that Snapchat only hired him to get proprietary information from him regarding Facebook (a competitor and, at one time, a potential business suitor).

These are serious allegations, but then again all wrongful termination claims are serious. No one should be retaliated against or fired under illegal circumstances. If this is done, or a person suspects this has been done to them, it is imperative to consult with an experienced attorney soo that you can ask questions about your legal situation and to pursue your case.

Source: California Labor Law News, "Snapchat Faces California Wrongful Termination Claims," Heidi Turner, Jan. 16, 2017

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