Could you sue against a city for wrongful termination? Coud you sue for punitive damages?

The foundation is whistleblowing for reporting losses, wastage, and fraudulent coverup by its audit director. I later faced retaliation, harassment, discrimination, and finally terminated via skelly written allegations.

2 answers  |  asked Dec 28, 2009 1:12 PM [EST]  |  applies to California

Answers (2)

Elisa Ungerman
I agree with the writer above. However, be advised that to sue a public entity such as a City, you must exhaust administrative remedies, which may include filing a tort claim with the City. You have six months in which to do after your termination or your claims may be barred.

posted by Elisa Ungerman  |  Dec 29, 2009 2:16 PM [EST]
George Allen
Yes, a city can be liable for a wrongful termination. No, a city cannot be liable for punitive damages.

posted by George Allen  |  Dec 28, 2009 2:04 PM [EST]

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