Weight discrimination in the workplace is common. Studies have found being overweight can affect every aspect of an employee’s work life – including hiring and firing decisions, promotions, pay and disciplinary actions. Weight discrimination is especially problematic for women. A study published in the Journal of Applied Psychology claims ‘very heavy’ women make between $9,000 … Continue reading
Workers rights are vital to fight back against employers guilty of wage theft, harassment, discrimination, bullying and other unlawful tactics.
Are you a California public-sector worker and union member in need of a mood boost? Stick around and read this blog, because we have some good news. The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) deadlocked 4 to 4 on a recent vote that would have prevented public-sector unions from collecting fees from nonmembers. For … Continue reading
Uber drivers have been locked in a brutal fight to win their employment rights. However, Uber claims its drivers are independent contractors and not employees. By being labeled independent contractors, Uber drivers are unable to receive benefits like overtime pay or reimbursement for job-related expenses. Recent California unemployment claims have resulted in victories for Uber … Continue reading
There are a number of ways an employment lawyer can assist an employee who has experienced workplace discrimination, harassment or wrongful termination. The first step may be to discuss the situation with the company’s in-house human resources department. Another step might be to make a formal complaint with the EEOC. Other times, a demand letter … Continue reading