30-year-old Gricelda Perez was accused of stealing a protein bar from a California market in 2018. The city of Ontario, California fired her, despite inconclusive evidence, and spent $133,866 in legal fees justifying their actions. The protein bar cost $2.99. – WTF Fun Facts
Source: California city spent $133,866 trying to fire employee over alleged $2.99 theft — Mercury News
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California has a high degree of employee protections, but these things can also mean it’s practically impossible and can turn into a very expensive legal battle to get rid of problem employees.