An assistant director on the popular TV show The Big Bang Theory, Christopher Klausen, has filed a lawsuit against Warner Bros Television, the producer of the sitcom aired on the CBS network. The lawsuit charges violation of California's Fair Employment and Housing Act, failure to prevent discrimination and wrongful termination. He is represented by Michael Bononi and Jarryd Cooper of the Los Angeles employment law firm Bononi Law Group.
Most of us are familiar with the idea of discrimination in the workplace based on gender, sexual orientation, race or ethnicity, but did you know that there is a far more insidious form of discrimination at play in today's economy? More and more workers are suffering wrongful termination not because of their appearance, but because of their age. Luckily, federal legislation protects California employees from this type of unfair discrimination. The Age Discrimination in Employment Act prohibits age discrimination against those who are older than 40 years old. This important piece of legislation protects older workers from being cruelly phased out of the workforce in favor of younger, cheaper labor.
An incident at a colleague's birthday party three years ago cost a Los Angeles County firefighter his job. The fire engineer was accused of sexually abusing four women at the party -- an accusation the man did not deny. However, the firefighter, who was drinking alcohol at the nightclub event, claimed that someone slipped him a date rape drug that led to the illegal behavior.