The California Supreme Court issued a ruling this week that the Dynamex ABC rule of determining employee status would be applied retroactively.
Nurse Suspended For Wearing Mask At St John’s In Santa Monica!! Is She Protected [by the law]? Can She Sue?
Amidst COVID-19 pandemic, a Santa Monica nurse fell ill with COVID-19 after hospital administrators telling her that surgical masks were enough to keep her safe. She filed a complaint but should she fear being terminated from her job?
It’s tough enough to keep yourself and family safe from COVID-19. Employees should not worry about being fired because they spoke up about Coronavirus safety in the workplace.
Pregnancy discrimination in the workplace happens often and according to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, is considered as harassment. There is no good time to get fired from your job, but being fired while you are pregnant may, in fact, be the worst possible time, especially if you are counting on the income to […]
You may have heard discussed in the news talk of lack of equal pay between men and women for the same work, and what the federal government should or should not do about it. But in California, our state law already provides employees with some of the strongest protections in the nation with regard to […]
When an individual or their family member gets sick or has other health and wellness matters to attend to (pregnancy or new birth), the stress and obligations of that can be exacerbated by worry about work. A main concern of workers is whether they will lose wages from not being at work. California law does […]
Wrongful Termination Wrongful termination is one in which an employer has discharged in violation of a legal right of the employee. It is not enough for the employee to simply show that he/she was treated unfairly but the person must show that the firing was “wrongful” meaning one or more legal rights were violated. Almost […]
Employees are given a certain number of days to be off work to take care of their health as well as their family’s concerns. However, in order not to abuse these rights, laws were enacted to provide the minimum standards when leaves are allowed, especially in cases of health or medical emergencies. Under the Family […]
All employees with disabilities or declared medical conditions are protected by the California Fair Employment and Housing Act. Medical conditions do not only mean sickness, illness or other physical problems suffered by employees. Medical condition actually includes pregnancy of women employees. If you are pregnant and you are not allowed by your employer to be […]
Every person who works in an office or other work environment should have some idea of what sexual harassment is – and if they do not, their HR team should rectify that – but what is the line between behavior that is annoying and harmful but not legally actionable and behavior that can form the […]