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December 2017 Archives

Woman allegedly subjected to retaliation for using FMLA leave

Many eligible, full-time employees in the United States have access to benefits such as health and dental insurance, as well as paid time off. Employees in California and across the country also have federal and state laws to protect them and allow coverage in the event of an extended leave for medical reasons. The federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) allows eligible workers up to 12 weeks of job-protected leave a year. Unfortunately, it is not uncommon for workers to face retaliation from employers for using FMLA leave.

Mutual Fund giant accused of sex discrimination

Discrimination based on a person’s sex is illegal. This is not a new law. This is a law that was developed on the national level back in 1964. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 specifically states that employers cannot discriminate against an applicant or employee based on a number of factors, including sex.

Women allegedly faces retaliation for reporting harassment

Modern employees can face a unique set of challenges and difficulties in offices and workplaces around the country. Things like harassment and discrimination can have profound affects on the livelihood as well as the mental and physical well-being of those affected. Harassment and discrimination in the workplace is not only very wrong, it is also illegal. What can be done when workers in California face retaliation for reporting harassment? A woman in another state was allegedly retaliated against for reporting harassment at work, and she has filed a lawsuit.

Judge dismisses Google gender discrimination suit – for now

Three female former employees of Google filed a class action lawsuit against the company for discrimination against women in pay and promotions. They claimed Google pays women less for similar work as their male counterparts and for purposely assigning jobs to female employees that are less likely to lead to future promotions.

Nurse's termination the result of alleged retaliation

A good moral compass is very beneficial in all walks of life. A person should never be punished for doing the right thing, especially in the workplace. However, many workers in California and around the country will experience retaliation for doing morally correct things like reporting illegal practices or activities. Fortunately, all employees are protected by law and may pursue legal avenues when retaliation tactics result in things such as job loss. Recently, an employee in another state filed a lawsuit against a former employer after losing her job due to alleged retaliation.

Ex-CEO allegedly faced retaliation for taking medical leave

Working full time in the United States means employees are entitled to certain benefits on top of pay. One of these benefits, the Family and Medical Leave Act, entitles eligible employees an extended time off from work if they have a medical condition that requires extensive care. This state has its own version, called the California Family Rights Act. Unfortunately, it is not uncommon for workers in this state and across the country to face retaliation for taking advantage of these protections. A man in another state allegedly faced retaliation for using medical leave, and he has filed a lawsuit.

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