Tag: Termination

Sexual Misconduct and the Definition of “Cause”

By Brian J. MacDonough and Nancy S. Shilepsky on February 15, 2018
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The Balles v. Babcock Power Inc. decision sheds light on whether sexual misconduct constitutes “cause” and provides go-forward guidance to... Read More »

Termination for Cause, Office Romance and Unexpected Forgiveness in the Courts

By Brian J. MacDonough and Nancy S. Shilepsky on June 27, 2017
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Consider the following: A male executive has a long-term, clandestine affair with a young female subordinate.  The executive takes steps... Read More »

Keeping Your New Job and Staying Out of Court (Even in California): Tips for Employees as They Transition to New Employment

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In the world of employment law, one of the most common misconceptions is that, in California, employees move freely between... Read More »