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What Protections Do California Employees Have From Layoffs?

Layoffs are a tough time for an employee for a number of reasons. Not only are you now out of work, you were also fired for reasons that you had no control over, which is mentally taxing. Unfortunately, employers can fire employees for any reason that is not covered by laws. While layoffs are not a firing reason that is protected, there are still regulations that give rights to most employees facing a layoff. What Are Your Rights When Laid Off in California? The California Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN) gives employees the right to a 60-day notice before a layoff if they work at a company with at least 100 full-time employees, who work at least 4,000 hours per week. It also requires any employer that owns an industrial or commercial facility with at least 75 employees to provide notice of 60 days. The law does not…
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What If Your Workplace Holds Women to A “Double Standard?”

A female employee of the mobile advertising company, Kargo, recently won $40 million in a lawsuit against the company for several claims. According to the lawsuit, she was the victim of gender discrimination, wage discrimination, breach of employment contract, and wrongful termination. The company allegedly disciplined female employees differently, writing off male sexual jeering and abrasiveness from an executive, saying “he was just being a boy. “The company did an extensive “investigation” into her performance, where they interviewed a few employees and made a cover-up story, stating she was being fired for inconsistent performance. The court found that the company held male employees in the same position to different standards, therefore concluding that they violated the Civil Rights Act of 1964. What Can You Do If You Suspect Your Employer Is Making up Reasons to Fire You? To make a legal case against your employer, you need to show that…
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San Francisco Construction Company Sued for Racist Work Environment

A San Francisco construction company, Southland Construction Management, has recently been the subject of racial discrimination allegations from a former African-American employee. The employer allegedly decorated the office with confederate flags, and made many inappropriate gestures to create a racist work environment. The multiple racial discrimination claims culminated in an event at a white elephant gift exchange at the company Christmas party. The owner insisted that the employee take a certain gift, even though that is against the rules of a gift exchange, and the gift included photos of the owner in front of a confederate flag, dressed as president Donald Trump, with a caption that read “The southland will rise again.” This extent of racism is extremely hurtful, and this case proves that racism is still very much alive today. The employee was also terminated after bringing up discrimination allegations against them. Can You Be Terminated for Bringing up…
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