In the world of business today, companies are looking for more and more ways to raise profits and cut costs. Unfortunately, these cost-cutting measures sometimes directly affect workers. Paying employees for the work they provide is required by law in the state of California and across the country. Wage and hour laws exist at the federal and state level to offer protection for all workers, but employers sometimes break these laws; when that happens, legal action can be taken. Recently, a lawsuit was filed against a well-known clothing retailer over alleged violations of several wage and hour laws.
Being fired from a job is an experience that no person wants to face and can have significant financial impacts. When employment is lost due to retaliation, the experience can be devastating and downright traumatic. Workers in California and across the country are protected by certain laws from unfair acts in the workplace. Those who have experienced retaliation in the workplace can take legal action, just like a worker in another state did.
When people think about sexual harassment in the workplace, unwanted sexual solicitation or physical touching commonly come to mind. You may think of a male boss who demands a sexual relationship from a female subordinate. This type of sexual harassment is known as quid pro quo harassment.
It is something many workers fear: layoffs. Being laid off, particularly after spending a long time at a company, can deeply impact a worker.