Like many employment-related questions, the answer to this one is not so cut and dry.
Sometimes your workplace environment is so negative, hostile, and toxic that you feel you have no option but to quit. But what is your recourse if you feel you were subjected to harassment, discrimination, or retaliation during your employment?
The headlines are full of allegations of sexual harassment and assault against women in the workplace at the hands of big time producers, actors, music moguls and more. Why are women coming out with these allegations now when so many of them happened years ago, sometimes decades ago? Why are so many “jumping on the bandwagon,” as I have seen multiple social media and article comments ask?Read More
ARE YOU BEING TREATED DIFFERENTLY OR UNFAVORABLY IN THE WORKPLACE BECAUSE OF YOUR DISABILITY OR NEED FOR ACCOMMODATION? The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a powerful federal law that protects the rights of persons with disabilities. When it comes to your employment, California offers even more protections under the Fair Housing and EmploymentRead More
As employees, we’re taught that discussing pay is rude or unseemly. Some employers may even threaten your job for doing so, despite these threats being illegal in California. However, if you don’t know how much your coworkers are making, there is a very good chance you are a victim of pay discrimination. How do the numbers look? In the U.S.…Read More
By Kurt Orzeck Law360, Los Angeles (September 16, 2015, 5:21 PM ET) — A breast cancer survivor who claims Michaels Stores Inc. fired her after she applied for medical leave urged a California federal judge on Tuesday to certify a class of 230 disabled workers who she says are similarly situated. In a memorandum supporting her motion for class certification,…Read More
So you have been treated unfairly or subjected to retaliatory treatment at work. You are ready to take action and stand up for yourself, and sue your employer. Unfortunately, this alone may not be enough to bring a claim for discrimination or retaliation against an employer under the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (“FEHA”).Read More
Back when I was a young woman in my early twenties, I worked for a local company in San Diego. I was proud of myself for working my way from a waitress to the business world, and was taking full time classes to earn my degree while working as a receptionist at a respected business. I eventually worked my way up to assisting high ranking individuals, and that is where I had my first encounter with blatant differential treatment because I was a woman….Read More
Share us on: By Benjamin Horney via Law 360 Law360, New York (July 16, 2015, 1:26 PM ET) — California Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday signed into law a bill requiring professional football and basketball teams to classify their cheerleaders as employees and pay them at least minimum wage, making official a potentially precedential piece of legislation. A.B. 202, pitched…Read More
Share us on: By Y. Peter Kang via Law360 Law360, Los Angeles (July 16, 2015, 6:48 PM ET) — A California federal judge on Thursday certified a class of about 62,000 Abercrombie & Fitch Co. employees who brought an employment suit claiming they were illegally required to buy the retailer’s clothing for work, ruling that the plaintiffs satisfied all the…Read More
Share us on: By Kevin Penton via Law360.com Law360, New York (July 16, 2015, 7:54 PM ET) — A California federal judge granted class certification Thursday to a group of Apple Inc. retail workers who claim the technology giant stiffed them on pay for the time they spent complying with a company policy that their bags be checked before they…Read More
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