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December 2016 Archives

Court rules FMLA retaliation lawsuit can proceed

California workers who are covered by the Family and Medical Leave Act may find an Ohio case to be of interest. In November, a federal district court ruled that it will allow a retaliation lawsuit by an employee to move forward after he proved his furlough was connected to his FMLA request two days earlier. The plaintiff was the only worker furloughed by the employer.

How older workers can overcome age discrimination

It may be no shock to California seniors that AARP reports that 64 percent of people face age discrimination in the workplace. It occurs on both individual and institutional levels based on assumptions such as older people get more exhausted or neglect their health more than young people. Other misconceptions include that young people do more to develop new skills, and older people are less interested in exploring new concepts and opportunities. However, there are steps that older workers can take to overcome these assumptions and age discrimination.

Language discrimination in the workplace

As California workers may know, legal protections are in place under the 1964 Civil Rights Act to combat acts of discrimination, including those of national origin. However, those who do not speak English as a first language may be subject to discrimination when an employer insists on communication using only English and may penalize workers who communicate in another language.

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