Ex-Insight Global Employee's Suit Over Firing Remains Intact

Law360 (December 6, 2018, 8:22 PM EST) -- A California federal judge on Wednesday refused to trim a suit accusing staffing services provider Insight Global LLC of firing a former employee to sidestep about $345,000 in deferred compensation he was owed under the company's employee benefit plan and improperly pushing illegal nonsolicitation pacts on its workers.

U.S. District Judge Beth Labson Freeman rejected Insight Global's request to dismiss a pair of claims from a suit brought by John Barker, who accused his onetime employer of illegally denying him deferred compensation benefits because administrators of the company's employee benefit plan falsely categorized his firing as being for cause — a...

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