The director of a Palm Desert holistic wellness center has apparently been critically misinformed about his legal responsibilities under California and federal law, as well as what constitutes pregnancy discrimination, according to a recent lawsuit.
In general, most employees will do a good job for their employer when they are treated with respect and paid an acceptable wage. If there are too many California workers who are dissatisfied with current conditions, there is a chance that a group will strike out in protest. A large group of team members does not need to be unionized for their voices to be heard. Should an employer respond to employee actions with wrongful termination, however, that response is not only unwanted but also illegal in most cases.
A receptionist for a Northern California law firm was diagnosed with uterine cancer in 2008. When the time came to enroll in health insurance for 2009, the cancer, combined with the fact that she was turning 60, meant a staggering increase in her health insurance premium -- and for that of the small firm. The firm had an insurance broker convince her to choose a cheaper plan.
Employees in California are terminated for a variety of reasons every year, but are some employees fired for illegal reasons? Discrimination unfortunately plays a role in some employment terminations, and reports show that age discrimination claims continue to increase as the working population gets older in the United States.
Ten women who served in jobs ranging from personal assistants to district-wide managers have sued the San Juan Unified School District over unanswered complaints of serious harassment and retaliation by the superintendent. He has been on paid leave since May.