Karina Sterman

Karina Sterman

Ervin Cohen & Jessup LLP

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“Hello there!” (The absolute worst way to terminate an employee.)

The Internet is abuzz about an incredibly tacky, laughably inappropriate mass email that Microsoft sent to nearly thirteen thousand employees informing them, somewhere deep in the self-serving “it’s not you, it’s me” message,...more

7/24/2014 - Corporate Counsel Email Employer Liability Issues Hiring & Firing Microsoft Popular Termination

The Good Deed That’s Likely to Get Punished: Waiting to Fire Someone After Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year, their Birthday or...

Despite what juries may believe, employers are made up of human beings. Typically, every one of those human beings has a heart and a conscience. Right? While your employees may assume that the decision to fire someone was...more

12/24/2013 - Employer Liability Issues Termination

Employment Law Reporter – April 2013: "We won! Wait, no, we lost!": The Narrative Arc of a Disability Discrimination Lawsuit

An employee (Prock) becomes temporarily but totally disabled by an anxiety disorder, goes out on a disability leave and receives disability benefits. The disability leave is extended by the employee’s doctor several times....more

4/8/2013 - Disability Discrimination Discrimination FEHA Hiring & Firing Reasonable Accommodation Termination

Employment Law Reporter – March 2013: Pregnant With Practical Possibilities

California state courts see an average of ten to twenty employment lawsuits filed every day. Discrimination and wrongful termination claims are still quite prevalent in those filings. The recent California Supreme Court case...more

3/11/2013 - Discrimination Hiring & Firing Performance Reviews Pregnancy Discrimination Termination

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