Ms. Savanna Halliwell has settled her wrongful termination Santa Cruz employment law claim for $85,000. Wrongful termination Santa Cruz claims are continuing to reset the balance between employees and employers in the California workplace, and they are continuing to dish out justice to those who deserve it. While wrongful termination Santa Cruz employment law is a growing force in the community, it is important that employees know their rights in order to be ready to protect them. Further, having the correct wrongful termination Santa Cruz employment law attorney can make all the difference.
Ms. Halliwell is in her early twenties. She began working for Emily’s Bakery, a Santa Cruz establishment, in 2012, and was a successful employee until February 2015. However, during her entire employment at Emily’s Bakery Ms. Halliwell endured the alleged harassment at the hands of Mr. Robert Nahas, part owner of the baker. While she took her grievances to Ms. Emily Reilly, the other part owner of Emily’s Bakery, the former mayor of Santa Cruz, and Mr. Nahas’ wife, Ms. Halliwell alleges that Ms. Reilly ignored what she had to say.
Mr. Nahas is allegedly routinely ask for ‘goodbye hugs’ before allowing Ms. Halliwell to leave her work. The complaint filed by Ms. Halliwell also claims that Mr. Nahas would lick Ms. Halliwell’s coffee cup, sniff her personal belongings, sniff and touch her hair, and inappropriately discuss his sex life. Ms. Halliwell’s complaints only led to retaliation, constructive discharge, and a wrongful termination Santa Cruz employment law claim.
The settlement of Ms. Halliwell’s wrongful termination Santa Cruz employment claim was apparently only “a business decision,” according to the bakery’s lawyer. However, since the time that the lawsuit was filed, seven other former employees of the bakery have come forward to make strikingly similar claims about Mr. Nahas’ behavior, and in doing so aid Ms. Halliwell’s wrongful termination Santa Cruz employment law claim.
Ms. Halliwell is yet one more example of an employee finding justice when represented by the correct wrongful termination Santa Cruz employment attorney. In addition to retaliation and sexual harassment, workplace protections exist for age, race, sex or disability discrimination. If you feel that you have been subjected to harassment or wrongful termination in Santa Cruz, call the wrongful termination Santa Cruz employment law experts at Stephen Danz & Associates. Your prompt action is vital. Contact us today for a free consultation and case assessment.