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California Court of Appeal

Cardenas v. M. Fanaian, D.D.S., Inc., F069305

In an employment action arising out of plaintiff's termination after she reported that a coworker may have stolen her wedding ring at her workplace, alleging retaliation in violation of Labor Code section 1102.5 and wrongful termination in violation of public policy under Tamney v. Atlantic Richfield Co. (1980) 27 Cal.3d 167, the trial court's entry of judgment on the verdict against defendant is affirmed where the plain and unambiguous language of section1102.5(b) creates a cause of action for damages against an employer who retaliates against an employee for reporting to law enforcement a theft of her property at the workplace.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 10/01/2015
  • Published 10/01/2015




  • California Court of Appeal


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