Full-time employees in California and across the United States are allowed to take extended time off in order to recuperate from an illness or injury or to take care of an immediate family member. The Family and Medical Leave Act enables eligible workers this extended time off without losing employment. However, it is not uncommon for employers to retaliate against employers who take advantage of FMLA leave. A woman in another state filed a wrongful termination lawsuit after she was allegedly fired for taking FMLA leave.
The #metoo movement is the latest wave to bring awareness to the need for protection against harassing behavior. With all the support of this movement, its impact is extensive.
Unfortunately, those who are older are sometimes seen as inferior in the workplace. However, older employees can be very productive and can do just as much as younger employees. Having to endure discrimination in any form can do great psychological damage to a person. When discrimination occurs in the workplace, victims can pursue legal action. Tragically, thousands of employees in California and across the country endure age discrimination in the workplace.
Getting paid for doing work is a fundamental part of employment. It is not uncommon for employers to cut corners and neglect to pay employees appropriately. Wage and hour laws were put into place in California and across the United States to make sure that all employees are compensated fairly. Several nurses in another state filed a lawsuit over allegations that they were not paid for working overtime.
Sometimes, workers may suffer a significant injury at work. Fortunately, there are laws in the state of California that allow those who are injured to take extended time off for recovery without losing employment. Unfortunately, it is not uncommon for employers to retaliate and terminate workers who take advantage of these rights. Its common knowledge that losing a job can have significant financial implications and lead to many hardships. When employment is lost due to retaliation, victims often suffer emotionality and psychologically.