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Whole Foods at center of recent wrongful termination lawsuit

On Behalf of | Jan 3, 2017 | Wrongful Termination

Losing a job is never an easy experience to go through. In the aftermath of such an event, individuals may struggle finding new employment and contending with financial hardships due to lack of income. If the job loss resulted from wrongful termination, rather than wondering what their next move should be, victims of such wrongdoing may wish to consider their legal options.

Colorado residents may be interested in a class-action lawsuit currently taking place in another area. Reports stated that the lawsuit was filed by nine former Whole Foods managers. The individuals were reportedly dismissed from their jobs after an internal investigation stemming from company claims that the managers had been stealing bonuses from workers. However, the fired managers claim that the investigation was a sham.

The former managers reported that their dismissals were retaliation for blowing the whistle on wage theft committed by Whole Foods. They believed that the theft occurred as the company did not pay bonuses to employees even after they were earned. Their lawsuit was recently filed, and the individuals are each seeking $25 million in damages for wrongful termination and defamation. 

The dismissal from an employment position can often mean more than simply the loss of a job. Especially in cases of wrongful termination, individuals can feel emotional impacts on top of the financial ramifications. If Colorado residents have been in situations where they believe they were unjustly fired from their jobs, they may wish to look into employment law claims. Some individuals may find that their cases warrant legal action, and a successful claim could find them gaining compensation.

Source: ABC News, “Lawsuit: Whole Foods Managers Were Fired for Whistleblowing”, Ben Nuckols, Dec. 23, 2016