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April 2014 Archives

Grandparents and FMLA leave


Grandparents are playing an increasingly important role in the lives of their grandchildren. Many want to be active parts of their grandchildren's lives from the moment they are born. Some California grandparents have even taken on the role of fulltime caregiver for their grandchildren if the child's parents are unable to parent. As grandparents become a bigger part in their grandchildren's lives, some may be wondering if these grandparents have certain legal rights -- including the right to take leave following the birth of a grandchild.

California employee settles discrimination suit with state


Discrimination based on an employee's sex is prohibited under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. In fact, under Title VII, workplace discrimination is prohibited based on a variety of factors including national origin, religion, race and color. If employers learn of, or participate in, discrimination based on one of these factors, they are responsible for stopping this behavior. If employers fail to stop workplace discrimination based on sex -- or another factor -- then a California employee may have legal rights.

California Representative wants sexual harassment training


The United States' legislature is responsible for creating the laws of the nation. However, in many regards, the legislature is just like any other employer. Employees of the legislature have the right to be free from discrimination, wrongful termination and from sexual harassment.

Workplace discrimination and pregnancy at Walmart


People from all walks of life need to find gainful employment in California. California and federal employment laws ensure that people do not face discrimination based on a variety of factors as they look for work. Workplace discrimination includes discrimination in hiring, firing and promoting an individual based on different factors. These protected categories include a person's race, religion, sexual orientation, age, gender and national origin.

Whistleblower wins wrongful termination suit in California


A California worker has recently won $2.1 million from his former employer. According to reports, the man was a supervisor for a California electrical company. While in the position, he claims that the company had policies where low-income people were targeted more frequently with late fees and delinquent notices. He reported the conduct, which he believed was illegal.

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