While the following story doesn't originate from Fort Lauderdale or Florida, it does involve a wrongful termination lawsuit and some shady circumstances that led to a prosecutor losing his job. The case stems from circumstances that go back seven years in the state of Massachusetts.
One of the most upsetting and frustrating things about our world is that even as we progress technologically and grow personally and intellectually, there are still far too many cases where workers are discriminated against. Some people simply use factors that are irrelevant to job performance to gate their employment community and their company, and it's despicable.
Sexual harassment continues to make headlines as more victims speak out about their experiences of sexual misconduct in the workplace. The world is beginning to see that sexual harassment occurs across all industries. It is important to be well-versed on what sexual harassment looks like so that you can combat it if it happens to you.
Workers at a resort in California have filed a lawsuit against their employers on the grounds that they are violating labor and pay laws. Two current employees at the Terranea Resort have sued their employers because they are forced to arrive to work early in order to park their car at a remote parking lot 30 minutes from the resort. A bus then picks them up and takes them to work, where they have to wait another 15 minutes to get their uniforms from a distributor.
Whenever an employee is fired, terminated, or otherwise let go by a company, it is reasonable for the employee to feel kilted and wronged. They may even think that they were fired under dubious or wrongful circumstances. Whether that is true or not, it is important for any employee that is discharged to consider their legal situation.
Uber continues to experience a very difficult year. About five months ago, we highlighted the sexual harassment issues the company was having. This issue came on the heels of some very public legal spats with Google over some self-driving technology. And swirling around it all was then-CEO Travis Kalanick, who has since been removed from his position and is no longer involved with Uber as CEO. He apparently still has his position on the board of directors.