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Facebook sued for age discrimination

A 52-year-old former Facebook employee commenced civil litigation with the social media platform over the termination of his job two years ago allegedly because of his age and the company's intent to replace him with a younger worker at lower pay. The suit, filed in September in the Los Angeles Superior Court, also charges that Facebook engaged in wrongful termination, disability discrimination, retaliation and that the company intentionally inflicted emotional distress.

Reverse mortgages lead to foreclosure for some seniors

For senior citizens in California who are facing financial struggles, a "reverse mortgage" may seem to be just the thing to help them out monetarily. A reverse mortgage is a federally insured loan in which homeowners can borrow money using the equity in their home. However, some senior citizens who took out a reverse mortgage are now finding themselves facing the possibility that their home will be foreclosed upon.

Former Wells Fargo employees file wrongful termination suit

Many people in Los Angeles may be aware of the scandal regarding unethical sales practices surrounding the financial institution Wells Fargo, and some Wells Fargo account holders may even have been personally affected by it. Certain employees of Wells Fargo were reportedly aware of the company's sham account scheme, but they say when they tried to notify their superiors so the issue could be addressed, they were wrongfully terminated.

Nevada company facing lawsuit over school construction project

The first day of school is upon us, and many students in Nevada and nationwide will be going to schools that underwent construction over the summer holiday. Sometimes this involved updating old facilities, adding on an addition to an existing building or constructing a whole new facility entirely. Unfortunately, one Nevada company involved in a school construction project is facing a lawsuit alleging breach of contract.

What is fraud?

Fraud, in its most general definition, refers to an act of dishonesty or deceit in an effort to achieve a personal or monetary gain. Typically, it is done to gain something of value, such as property or money. With the ease and accessibility of today's technology, and more and more financial transactions taking place online, it is becoming increasingly common in Los Angeles to see fraud carried out in the digital world.

Whistleblowers have protection against wrongful termination

A whistleblower is an employee who reports misconduct within a company. It would seem only natural that an employee who is with a company and is making reports which make the company's executives look bad would not last long at that company. But, in an effort to shed light on potentially illegal or wrongful doings, there are specific whistleblower protections in place in California and throughout the country. These help protect employees against retaliation from their employers.

Factors that could show wrongful termination in California

Los Angeles workers are often concerned about the possibility of losing their jobs. This can happen in any endeavor for a multitude of reasons. Some of those reasons are justified, but often the dismissal is not done according to the law and there is the basis for a wrongful termination lawsuit. There are certain tips that are given to employers when they are firing an employee. These tips may be of interest to employers and employees alike.