It is common knowledge that discrimination in any form is wrong and can have lasting and negative impacts on a person's life. When discrimination happens in the workplace, the effects can be especially traumatizing. Fortunately, there are laws in the state of California and across the country to protect employees from facing discrimination in the workplace. Despite these laws, discrimination still occurs. A lawsuit was filed in another state after an employee was allegedly discriminated against and fired.
In the state of California and across the United States, laws exist to protect all employees from wrongful acts by employers. Most people are familiar with laws against harassment and discrimination in the workplace. Unfortunately, not many people know that there are also laws that protect against retaliation in the workplace. Retaliation in the workplace can be defined as any adverse action taken against an employee for reporting illegal acts or complaining about things such as discrimination or harassment. In another state, a woman filed a lawsuit against her former employer recently, alleging that she was retaliated against.
When a person is hired to do a job, the agreement and expectation is that the person gets paid for the work they provide. Wage and hour laws exist in California and all across the country to ensure that workers are not taken advantage of and are appropriately paid. Unfortunately, employers will sometimes purposely break these laws, and when that happens, the affected employee(s) can pursue legal action. A supermarket chain in another state allegedly violated wage and hour laws of some employees and a lawsuit has been filed.
When workers in California and across the country witness illegal acts occurring in the workplace, they have the right to speak up and blow the whistle. Unfortunately, employers can and do retaliate against employees for speaking up, which often results in the termination of the whistleblowing employee. However, all states have laws that protect whistleblowers from retaliation by employers. Recently, a man in another state filed a lawsuit against a former employer after he was allegedly fired for exposing improper conduct.