(Please note: the names and locations of all parties have been changed to protect the confidentiality of the proceedings.)
FOURTH CAUSE OF ACTION
(Wrongful Termination in Violation of Public Policy, by All PLAINTIFFS Against All Defendants)
48. PLAINTIFFS repeat and reallege the allegations contained in paragraphs 1 through 47, and incorporate the same by reference as though fully set forth herein.
49. On or around September, 1998, PLAINTIFFS were terminated from their employment as a result of defendants’ retaliation in response to PLAINTIFFS having protested unlawful sexual harassment and sex discrimination in the workplace.
50. It is the public policy of the State of California, as expressed in Article I, Section 8 of its Constitution and in the California Fair Employment and Housing Act, federal statutory law and in common law that individuals shall not be harassed or discriminated against in their employment on the basis of sex or religion.
51. As a direct and proximate result of PLAINTIFFS’ termination by DEFENDANTS, and each of them, in violation of the public policy of the State of California, PLAINTIFFS have suffered and will continue to suffer pain and suffering, and extreme and severe mental anguish and emotional distress; PLAINTIFFS have suffered and will continue to suffer a loss of earnings and other employment benefits and job opportunities. PLAINTIFFS are thereby entitled to general and compensatory damages in amounts to be proven at trial.
WHEREFORE, PLAINTIFFS demand relief as follows:
AS TO ALL CAUSES OF ACTION:
(1) General and compensatory damages in an amount to be determined at trial;
(2) Punitive and exemplary damages in an amount to be determined at trial;
(3) Reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs; and
(4) Such other, further and/or different relief as this Court deems just and proper.
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