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November 2012 Archives

Lgbt employees seeing more protections against discrimination

Employers have a lot of discretion in determining who to hire for a position, what benefits to offer, what pay to offer and what is required of the employee. Most employees are at will employees, so employers can also fire them without cause for almost any reason. However, both California and federal employment laws protect employees against discrimination.

California employee settles sexual harassment complaint

When employees have grievances against their employers, they have a couple of legal options. They can choose to bring suit against their employer. In order for a lawsuit to be successful, the employer must have broken some Californian or federal employment law. While litigation can bring success for a wronged employee, it can also be costly and time consuming.

Judge set to rule against employee in wrongful termination suit

A Los Angeles judge is apparently signaling that he will rule in favor of an employer in a wrongful termination suit. He is expected to decide that employment laws did not actually protect an employee who claims to have been fired because of his religious views.

California parents need to prepare for parental leave

Few changes affect so many areas of a person's life as having or adopting a baby can. People can prepare for these changes with some advance planning. Many new parents need to secure adequate family leave time from work once their baby arrives. Most mothers, and an increasing number of fathers, will take some time off from work after a new baby arrives. However, before the baby comes, parents should understand their rights to time off under California and federal employment laws.

California firm pays discrimination fine, questions linger

Although some lawsuits appear to be one dimensional on their face, it is often the case that more than one factor is in play at any given time. For example, a situation that results in a workplace discrimination lawsuit may also be accompanied by a wrongful termination lawsuit or a harassment claim. An ongoing employment discrimination lawsuit against a prominent California logging company provides an excellent example of how multifaceted this kind of case can be.

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