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Diego v. Pilgrim United Church of Christ, D063734

In this wrongful termination suit, plaintiff alleges that she was terminated from her employment as assistant direct of defendant preschool as a result of the director's mistaken belief that she had lodged a complaint with the Community Care Licensing Division of the California Department of Social Services. Summary judgment in favor of defendant on the basis that plaintiff had not, in act, lodged a complaint is reversed and remanded, where the public policy delineated in former Labor Code section 1102.5(b) applies to preclude retaliation by an employer not only against employees who actually notify government agencies of suspected violations, but also against employees whom the employer suspects of such notifications.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 11/21/2014
  • Published 11/21/2014

Judges

  • Irion

Court

  • California Court of Appeal

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