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March 2019 Archives

How employers can pin blame on injured workers

There are plenty of major shakeups in a workplace that could lead to wrongful termination. Some employers fire workers who were there for decades to get some younger talent, and some companies retaliate employees who file a complaint of sexual harassment. Unfortunately, some have felt the wrath of their company's cruel employee treatments when they are physically at their most vulnerable.

U.S. Women's National Team argues for equal pay

National news was made when the United States Women's National team filed a lawsuit accusing the United States Soccer Federation of violations of equal pay alongside gender discrimination. The USWNT claims that the USSF hasn't provided adequate payments for the accomplishments of the team and has neglected its team in favor of the men's soccer team.

LGBT discrimination laws in the California workplace

Our state takes lesbian, gay, bisexual and transsexual (LGBT) rights very seriously, including within the workplace. LGBT discrimination laws are in place which coincide with federal discrimination laws, and can be prosecuted as such. These are known as the Fair Employment and Housing Act.

What evidence could point to wrongful termination?

A termination is usually a bad experience for the person being terminated, but not all terminations qualify as wrongful terminations under the law. This is because California follows the employment-at-will rule, a rule that allows employers to terminate employees for any reason not forbidden by law or an employment contract. For example, while employers have broad discretion to fire employees, they may not fire them for a reason prohibited by equal employment opportunity law. These laws prohibit terminating an employee on account of their race, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, pregnancy status or other disapproved reason.

Customer discrimination creates hostile work environments

Most California work discrimination cases often involve workers getting mistreated by their employers for their gender, race, sexual orientation or age. However, this discouraging behavior may extend beyond the workers they hire and instead to the people they are trying to serve.

What should I know about unpaid wages for overtime in California?

In California, many of workers are eligible to receive overtime if they go beyond their regular work hours. However, it is not uncommon for employers to fail to pay these workers and be guilty of committing a violation related to unpaid wages. Often, workers are not even aware that they were supposed to get overtime under the law. In other instances, they are concerned about their job status if they file a complaint over unpaid wages.

What are the rules regarding lunch breaks in California?

Many nutritionists say that lunch is the second most important meal of the day, and a lot of workers probably agree with this. Lunch, regardless of what time of day it is eaten, helps employees with performing for the rest of their working day as well as for the trip back home. Are employers here required to give their employees a lunch break? This blog post will briefly describe the rules employers must follow regarding meal periods

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