Employees are currently protected from harassment and discrimination based on sex. But whether that legal protection will extend to sexual orientation still remains to be seen. If some plaintiffs have their way, there wouldn't have to be new laws to enshrine this protection: gender discrimination would be outlawed based on existing laws banning sex discrimination.
The loss of employment can be a very difficult and stressful experience. When things such as retaliation or discrimination contribute to job loss, the stress and trauma of the experience can be magnified. Workers in California are protected by law from things such as retaliation and discrimination in the workplace. But what can be done when an employer blatantly ignores these laws and fires an employee as a retaliatory act? Legal action can be pursued.
Employers in California and across the United States are always looking for ways to cut costs while raising profits. Sometimes, these cost-cutting measures may unlawfully affect workers. There are wage and hour laws at the federal and state level that provide legal protection for all workers. When these laws are broken by employers, legal action can be pursued. A lawsuit was recently filed by a nurse in another state over allegations that his employer unfairly docked the pay of their workers.
A quintessential part of adulthood is acquiring a full-time, stable job. One of the great things about full-time employment are the benefits that come with the position. These benefits typically include paid time off, health and dental insurance, paid medical leave and workers' compensation. Workers' compensation is a form of insurance that provides wage replacement and medical insurance in the event that workers suffer job-related injuries or illnesses. What can be done when an employee faces retaliation for rightfully using workers' compensation?
Workers in California and all across the United States have laws at the federal and state level that protect them from unfair acts in the workplace. One of these laws, the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), gives qualified employees the right to take an extended period of time off of work for health related reasons or to care for an immediate family member that has a serious health condition. Unfortunately, not all employers are compliant with these laws and, as a form of retaliation, will punish or discipline employees for using medical leave. This is allegedly what happened to an employee in another state and he has taken legal action.