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EEOC Claim

Mar 9, 2023 — by Chris Olsen

Olsen Law Offices has extensive experience filing and litigating claims through the Department of Labor. This blog identifies the types of claims you may pursue through the Department of Labor, the remedies available, and whether you could collect attorneys' fees following a successful case. 

EEOC Claim? What is the basic process in discrimination cases?

Mar 9, 2023 — by Chris Olsen
Tags: Eeoc Discrimination Process Right To Sue Mediation

A general overview of the EEOC process contains six basic steps: 1) contacting the EEOC; 2) complete an EEOC intake form; 3) submit a charge of discrmination; 4) Investigation; 5) Mediation; and 6) Right to Sue letter. 

Pretext in Wrongful Termination--The Cover Up to Wrongful Termination

Mar 9, 2023 — by Chris Olsen
Tags: Pretext Wrongful Termination Discrimination

Employers who wrongfully terminate employees based on discriminatory reasons rarely (almost never) admit the discriminatory basis as the reason for termination. Instead, employers will use false or misleading reasons to hide the discriminatory basis. Thses false or misleading reasons are referred to as "pretext." This blog entry provides an overview of pretext and how we can prove it. 

Defamation and Employment Basics

Mar 8, 2023 — by Chris Olsen
Tags: Defamation Performance False Statements Damages Retaliation

Defamation in employment cases involves a false statement made by an employer or employee that harms the reputation of an individual in their workplace or industry. Defamation can occur in many forms, including written or spoken statements, social media posts, or gestures. In order to prove defamation in an employment case, the following elements must be met: False statement: The statement made about the employee must be false. Truth is a defense to defamation, so if the statement is true, it is not considered defamatory. Publication: The false statement must be communicated to a third party, which can include coworkers, customers, or even social media followers. It is not necessary for the statement to be widely circulated to be considered defamatory. Harm: The false statement must have caused harm to the employee's reputation or ability to work. Harm can include damage to their professional reputation, loss of job opportunities, or emotional distress.

What is my wrongful termination case worth?

Mar 8, 2023 — by Chris Olsen
Tags: Civil Action Damages Value Of Case Value Of Damages Harm

This is one of the most common questions that our clients ask us and it is one of the most difficult questions to answer. We cannot provide you with an exact value for your potential wrongful termination case without additional information. The value of a wrongful termination case can depend on various factors, including the specific circumstances of the termination, the amount of damages you are seeking, and the strength of the evidence supporting your claim. In general, potential damages in a wrongful termination case may include: Lost wages and benefits: This includes the amount of money you would have earned from the time of termination to the time of trial, as well as the value of any lost benefits such as health insurance or retirement benefits. Emotional distress: If you experienced emotional distress as a result of the termination, you may be able to seek compensation for this harm. Punitive damages: In some cases, a court may award punitive damages

Retaliation Lawsuit Against Stanislaus Union School District

Mar 7, 2023 — by Chris Olsen

Olsen Law Offices represents E. Shelton, a former employee of Stanislaus Union School District (SUSD). Stanislaus Union School District terminated Shelton after he asserted that a a contract awarded to the wife of a school executive presented a violation of the district's conflict of interest rules. After he questioned the conflict of interest, Stanislaus Union School District suspended him with pay and followed through on termination. Shelton was a 22 year employee who planned to stay with the district to the 30 year mark before retiring. Shelton alleges that Stanislaus Union School District terminated him to keep him silent about potential misuse of public funds. 

Press Release--March 7, 2023--Financial Partners Credit Union

Olsen Law Offices has a pending investigation into the termination of Financial Partners Credit Union employee. The former employee claims Financial Patners Credit Union unlawfully terminated him after he suffered a seizure while at work at Financial Partners Credit Union's San Diego location. No case has yet been filed and Olsen Law Offices believes that Financial Partners Credit Union will deny the employee's allegations and assert that its termination decision was consistent with Calfiornia law. 

Press Release--March 7, 2023--Coleman v. Transdev Services, Inc.

Olsen Law Offices, APC announces pending litigation against Transdev Services, Inc. Olsen Law Offices represents Derwin Coleman, a 55 year old African Amercian man who Transdev Services, Inc. terminated almost immediately after Colemen suffered a physical assault while working for Transdeve. Coleman seeks to recover damages including emotional distress, back pay, unpaid wages, and punitive damages. Trasndev Services, Inc. denies all claims. 

Press Release--March 7, 2023--Dahua Technology USA, Inc.

Olsen Law Offices, APC files a civil lawsuit for wrongful termination, violations of the California Family Rights Act and Family Medical Leave Act, retaliation, and defamation against Defendant Dahua Technology USA, Inc. 

Disqualifying Medical Conditions for Truck Drivers

Feb 25, 2019 — by Chris Olsen
Tags: Truck Accidents

Our attorney helps motorists who have been injured. Here, we discuss commercial truck drivers and disqualifying medical conditions.

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