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June 2016 Archives

Employer obligations for pregnant employees under employment law

Women in California who become pregnant should be able to experience this joyous time free of outside concerns such as whether or not the pregnancy will affect their terms of employment. The Pregnancy Discrimination Act is in place to protect pregnant women and accord them certain rights and privileges while they are pregnant so they can continue working, receive accommodations as necessary, and not have to be fearful for their jobs. Unfortunately, there are times that employers might not adhere to the required employment law. This is when a woman should understand her rights.

Understanding how California law classifies disability

Employees in California might understand that there are certain protections under the law for the employment of those who are disabled, but they may not be fully aware of how disability is classified under the law. When there is a belief that an employee has faced illegal employment discrimination due to a disability, knowing how various disabilities are classified and what the employer requirements are based on are integral parts of having a viable lawsuit. According to the Fair Employment and Housing Act, there are two different categories of disability: mental and physical. People with a mental disability need to know that they should receive accommodations just as a person with a physical disability would.

Foundation trustee sued for wrongful termination

Workers in California are accorded various protections under the law. These laws are designed to protect people from wrongful dismissal, among other issues. However, there are instances when an employer violates these laws and moves forward with what is an unlawful reason for termination. These acts fall into a variety of categories and often overlap. California residents who believe that they have been victimized by an act of wrongful termination need to understand how to receive compensation in a legal filing.

Wage and hour violation and piece-rate compensation

In California, there are certain jobs that are not solely based on hourly pay or salary, but are contingent on productivity. Those who are working under these terms, known as piece-rate or piece-work, should be aware of what this means so they are not confronted with a wage and hour dispute and are not cheated out of what they are entitled to under the law.

Wrongful termination alleged for revealing financial practices

For any job in Los Angeles, a person who believes that he or she is doing the right thing and exposing wrongdoing should not feel fear that there will be repercussions for that. Unfortunately, there are times when a person will report something that is amiss or illegal and will be confronted with the loss of employment or other retaliatory acts. What many of these individuals might not be aware of is that they are protected from wrongful termination by laws that are meant to function as a shield for whistleblowers to encourage them to come forward when they are revealing wrongdoing.

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