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Worker's Resignation as Part of Comp Settlement Bars Wrongful Termination Claim

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 | 2078 | 0 | 88 min read

A California appellate court upheld the dismissal of a bank employee’s claims for disability discrimination, finding her voluntary resignation as part of a workers’ compensation settlement precluded any claim of wrongful termination. Case: Kennedy v. MUFG Union Bank, No. E070775, 01/15/2020, unpublished. Facts: Denise Kennedy worked for MUFG Union Bank. She claimed she was subjected to a hostile work environment from March through May of 2015. Among other things, Kennedy alleged that her supervisors were “nitpicking” her work, changing her schedule&nbs...

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