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Defamation suit filed by psychiatrist over publicized comments

Employees in San Diego certainly have a right to protect their interests when they believe that their employers and co-workers are engaging in illegal, unethical or disrespectful business and workplace practices. However, employees must be sure they handle their workplace complaints appropriately in order to avoid legal trouble or additional obstacles for mishandling their complaints.

Employers still looking at credit reports during hiring process

Two realities resulting from the abysmal state of the economy are unemployment and financial hardship. The two often go hand-in-hand for folks in San Diego, creating quite a paradox: an unemployed person needs a job to pay for his or her monthly bills, yet those mounting bills may be doing damage to their credit reports, which can negatively impact one's ability to get a job if an employer pulls the applicant's credit report.

Defamation lawsuit filed against Penn State by former employee

A San Diego worker may be put in an awkward and uncomfortable position if he or she ever witnesses something suspicious at work. When this does happen, employees should understand that they may be protected under California and federal whistleblower laws when they choose to file a complaint about illegal conduct in the workplace.

Ex-Pasadena city workers cite wrongful termination after layoffs

It is not uncommon for employers in San Diego and throughout the entire state of California to conduct layoffs when faced with tough economic times. When it comes to tightening budgets, hiring freezes are usually put in place and jobs held by private and government employees may even be eliminated.

EEOC warns employers against misuse of criminal background checks

Employers in San Diego and throughout the entire state of California may have reasons not to hire or promote employees based on inexperience, poor work history or other factors. However, when it comes to making hiring or promotion decisions, discrimination against job applicants or current employees under state and federal labor and employment laws is not permitted.

U.S. Marine files defamation lawsuit after being denied a job

Due to high unemployment rates in California and throughout the entire U.S., individuals who are looking for jobs may discover that the competition for almost any position is extremely high. Employers must go through dozens, if not hundreds, of applications for each open position, and strong resumes and references are becoming more important than ever.

California defamation trial involving Courtney Love, Twitter proceeds

Many new organizations have been talking about the twentieth anniversary of Nirvana's "Nevermind," which occurred last weekend. Meanwhile, a defamation lawsuit against the late Kurt Cobain's wife, Courtney Love, is on its way to trial.

Judge rules employer's insulting comments were not defamation

The Third District Court of Appeal in California has rejected a man's claim against his employer for defamation and invasion of privacy. The court determined the employee did not have a right to recover against his employer for allegedly defamatory comments made by a company director to a manager after the settlement of the employee's discrimination and sexual harassment claims. The director had apparently called the man a "lying, thieving snake."

Stylist sues "Extra" host for defamation

A Hollywood stylist is suing one of her former clients for defamation. Lindsay Albanese claims that her former client, Maria Menounos, falsely accused her of stealing and shared those accusations with others and in front of others, which cost her clients. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Esq., Albanese filed the defamation lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court a week ago Thursday.

Golf coach claims defamation in face of discrimination lawsuit

A university golf programs director has resigned in the face of a sexual orientation discrimination lawsuit. He says that he resigned to focus on other things in his life besides golf and says his resignation is not because of the lawsuit. He continues to deny that he discriminated against a former associate coach due to her sexual orientation and says that her lawsuit against the university defames him.