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January 2014 Archives

Other states follow California in whistleblower protections

It's no secret that when you bring to light the things that aren't being done right in a government workplace, or any workplace for that matter, there can be consequences. For some people, doing the right thing has meant putting their jobs on the line. Others have received verbal or written reprimands and even firings have followed honoring the truth. When, or if, you find yourself in similar situations, there are ways to protect yourself and your job.

California employee files wrongful termination lawsuit

An employee in California has filed a wrongful termination lawsuit against his employer, Oracle Corp, for violating federal and California labor laws. The lawsuit alleges that the employee was fired due to his national origin. It also alleges that the company retaliated against the employee for standing up for another employee's rights. 

Job discrimination claims drop but problem still persists

It’s a fact across the nation that no matter how many rules and regulations that exist, there will always be someone around to break them. This is certainly the case with employment law, which residents here in California and our frequent readers see on a regular basis. According to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, claims of job discrimination often spike during recessions. But what are the underlying factors for this workplace discrimination and why did numbers drop in 2013?

What is sexual harassment and what can you do about it?

Many employees in California are victims of sexual harassment every year. Sexual harassment in the workplace is a very serious issue, and employees can pursue legal action against their employer or co-worker. Despite the legal action victims can take, many employees may not be aware of when they are being subjected to sexual harassment in the workplace.

California bill aims to protect unpaid interns from harassment

Right now, unpaid interns in California are not legally protected from workplace discrimination and harassment. This is because unpaid interns are non-employees so these protections do not apply to these employees.