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UC Employee Failed To Exhaust Internal University Grievance Procedures

Palmer v. Regents of the Univ. of Cal., 107 Cal. App. 4th 899 (2003) Patricia Palmer, who worked as a clinical laboratory technologist at the UCLA Medical Center, sued the UC Regents for wrongful termination in violation of public policy following the restructuring of the department in which she had worked and the termination of … Continue Reading

Cal State Employee May Proceed With Constructive Wrongful Termination Claim

Colores v. Bd. of Trustees of the Cal. State Univ., 105 Cal. App. 4th 1293 (2003) Lillian Colores, a former director of procurement, contracts and support services for California State University, Los Angeles, alleged that she was constructively terminated in violation of public policy. Nine years after she began working at the university (and 12 … Continue Reading