Southern California is replete with military installments and various government offices that are designed and strategically placed to keep Americans safe. Whether they are working against threats that are either foreign or domestic, American military personnel are expected to conduct themselves with the highest levels of appropriate behavior during their active duty and civilian lives. However, not even an organization as highly controlled and steeped in personal accountability as the military is able to rid itself of damaging incidents of sexual harassment.
Employees are expected to be productive at work and loyal to their organizations. However, if they see activities that their company is engaged in that are improper or illegal, they should report them accordingly. If they do so, they are protected from retaliation by their employer under both federal and California law.
The majority of workers in San Diego, California and across the country are considered at-will employees. When an employee is at-will, their organization may terminate them at any time and for any reason, as long as the reasoning is not in retaliation for any of the employee's actions, discriminatory in nature or illegal. Both employers and employees rightfully wonder then, what type of termination is considered wrongful?
A common question many victims of sexual harassment ask themselves is: do I want to tell anyone about what happened to me? Due to the personal nature of most sexual harassment claims some may not feel comfortable coming forward with all the details one needs to share in order to win a case. We at the Law Offices of Allan A. Sigel are here to assure you that we will be supportive and non-judgmental every step of the way. We encourage you to share your story in order to receive compensation for your ordeal.
Sometimes employers do not pay every dollar that an employee is owed. There can be many reasons for this ranging from a bookkeeping error to something more blatant and intentional. Here is a compilation of facts about California's minimum wage. There are several specific clauses in California minimum wage law that make it unique and could help secure a case against an employer for a wage and hour violation.