The #MeToo movement has become a national movement that has brought attention to sexual assault and sexual harassment. Instances of harassment or assault can occur just about anywhere—especially the workplace. In fact, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) reports that it has received a 12 percent increase in sexual harassment claims since last year. If … Continue reading
Los Angeles employment law continues to change. In addition to California law, Los Angeles might develop new paternity leave laws.
Genetic discrimination occurs when an employer uses the results of a genetic test to deny employment or health coverage to those whose results identify increased risk of a certain disorder or disease. Under California law, genetic information is defined as the individual’s genetic tests, the tests of a family member, or a disease experienced by … Continue reading
Federal laws protect employees countrywide in almost all private enterprises. On the state level, California has more employee protection laws than almost any other state. These laws allow employees to have rights when treated unfairly in the workplace. They also allow for employees to work together to address problems with the workplace, like increasing pay … Continue reading
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 … Continue reading
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 … Continue reading