Haney v. Aramark Uniform Services, Inc., 5th App. Dist., Case No. F042980

The Court of Appeal held that just because plaintiff alleged that he engaged in what might be termed "concerted activity" (and therefore subject to the NLRA) when he tried to discourage fellow employees from going along with a fraudulent business practice, because interpretation of the CBA was unnecessary, that a cause of action for termination in violation of public policy could stand.

Judgment in favor of Defendant is REVERSED and the case is REMANDED.

Guv signs Sue Your Boss Reform

Another piece on the "Sue Your Boss" reform from the Bee [which I'm becoming a bigger and bigger fan of—CLEL] on the occasion of its being signed into law.

Comment: With respect to both the "Sue Your Boss" law and the Unfair Competition Law (up for reform as Prop. 64), none of these reports have asked the question as to why it wasn't just simpler to fund the responsible agencies. CLEL can guess why, but would like to hear it from the legislators themselves.

Bay Area grocery unions are calling for boycotts if the supermarkets call for benefit reduction. The Contra Costa Times reports.