Even in what seems like a safe occupation, a Los Angeles worker can find that he or she has been hurt on the job and will need to file a workers' compensation claim. This may make some workers hesitate. After all, employers do not like it when workers have to ask for workers' compensation benefits because it means higher insurance premiums for the employer. Higher insurance premiums in turn mean that an employer loses profit on the bottom line.
A previous post on this blog talked about how the Department of Justice recently reached a settlement with a nursing home facility that forced a woman either to submit to a flu vaccine or face termination. While the ostensible purpose for the nursing home's rule was to ensure patient safety, the government asserted it was in fact religious discrimination given the woman's sincerely held views about vaccines.
Falling victim to a layoff is disheartening. When your boss asks you to meet in the conference room and says you are losing your job, your heart sinks. If your boss hands you a legal document laying out the details of your departure, you may be feeling a lot of confusion and uncertainty.
In a story that attracted the attention of national news media, the federal government is suing a nursing home in another state for unlawful discrimination on the basis of religion. The government is doing so on behalf of a nursing assistant, who claims her employer ordered her either to submit to a flu vaccine or be fired from her position.
A previous post on this blog reminded our Los Angeles, California, readers that, with very exceptions, employers in this state may not impose mandatory retirement on employees once they reach a certain age. In fact, employers generally have to respect an employee's decision when he or she indicates that he or she has no immediate plans to retire.
Although most Los Angeles, California, employees will no doubt get to the point where they will want to or even need to retire from their jobs, they have the right not to have their employers constantly bother them about the subject.