Orange County Register Publishes Article Concerning Taylor Labor Law COVID-19 Wrongful Termination C
On April 10, 2020, Taylor Labor Law, PC filed a lawsuit on behalf of a client who was terminated because she refused to conduct her non-essential work during California's "Stay at Home" order, which began on March 19, 2020. Taylor Labor Law's client, Brittany Noh, worked for Fraud Fighters, Inc., a company that investigates workers' compensation fraud. Part of the client's job required her to interview injured parties in hospital settings, and the client feared for her safety, especially during the Stay at Home order. According to the allegations in Ms. Noh's complaint, her boss claimed Ms. Noh's work made her a "first responder" and therefore an "essential worker" who could continue working during the Stay at Home order. Ms. Noh contended she was not a first responder and could not work in the field. Ms. Noh was subsequently terminated.
Ms. Noh alleges the termination was a violation of Labor Code Sections 232.5, 6310, and 1102,5, which make it unlawful for an employer to terminate an employee who refuses to engage in work that creates a health and safety risk. The underlying laws being violated include Cal. Health and Safety Code § 120295, Los Angeles County Code § 11.02.080, and Governor Newsom's Executive Order N-33-20.
Read Orange County Register article concerning case: https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.ocregister.com/2020/04/11/woman-says-she-was-fired-for-protesting-work-conditions-during-coronavirus-pandemic/amp/