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Labor/Employment,
Civil Litigation

May 2, 2024

Culture of profanity use cited in Hallmark dismissal case

The company's former west coast district manager claims he was dismissed in retaliation for questions over its wage policy.

A former Hallmark employee who was fired for using profanity in a phone call with a superior claims his termination was actually retaliation for his complaints about sub-minimum wages, according to a lawsuit filed in Los Angeles County. The company's stated reason for terminating plaintiff Rohn La Coria was belied by pervasive use of profanity by Hallmark executives, the complaint said.

"Given the proliferate amount of profanity embedded in Hallmark's culture, this rea...

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