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April 2013 Archives

Congress debates protections against workplace discrimination

Many California employees know that despite protections, workplace discrimination still occurs. Some employers either promote or allow a hostile work environment where some employees face discrimination because of their race, gender, sexual orientation or religion. According to some studies, discrimination based on sexual orientation is very prevalent in today's workplaces.

California women need to understand their rights in the workplace

California has recently marked Equal Pay Day -- a day which hopes to highlight the disparity in pay and benefits between men and women. Under current employment laws, namely the federal Equal Pay Act, employers must pay men and women the same amount for doing the same work. While the jobs do not need to be completely identical for the act to apply, they do need to be substantially equal. The Equal Pay Act is nearly 50 years old and therefore many people are calling for an update.

California nurse sues employer over FMLA violations

When many people think of the Family Medical Leave Act, they may think of employment protection for pregnant woman. However, the FMLA applies in many situations -- not just when an employee is pregnant. Under this federal employment law, employees can take unpaid leave for up to 12 weeks without losing their jobs under certain circumstances including a qualified medical reason, family illness and for the birth or adoption of a baby.

Decision expected in Burbank wrongful termination suit

Most employees understand that they are not free to say or do anything that they would like on the job. Most employees are at-will, and therefore under employee laws can be terminated for almost any reason. However, there are instances where employees need to speak up about something like unsafe working conditions or other misconduct, but don't because they are afraid of retaliation.

Los Angeles police officer wins workplace discrimination suit

A Los Angeles employee has won $1.2 million court case after claiming racial discrimination. According to the man -- a Los Angeles police officer -- employee laws were broken starting in 2009. The man claimed that members of his police unit discriminated against him on the basis of his race. The man is African American.

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