Turner v. Anheuser-Busch, Inc.

1 Analyses of this case by attorneys

  1. New Decision Examines the Scope of Constructive Discharge

    Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLPJanuary 13, 2014

    The technician brought suit for violation of Labor Code section 2802, constructive wrongful termination in violation of public policy, and intentional infliction of emotional distress.The Constructive Discharge Claim: The California Supreme Court previously explained in Turner v. Anheuser-Busch, Inc., 7 Cal. 4th 1238, 1251 (1994), that “to establish constructive discharge, an employee must plead and prove… that the employer either intentionally created or knowingly permitted working conditions that were so intolerable or aggravated at the time of the employee’s resignation that a reasonable employer would realize that a reasonable person in the employee’s position would be compelled to resign.” Further, an employee may not simply “quit and sue.”