The Law Office of Frank S. Clowney, III | Attorney at Law
866.604.1775 or 619.618.2419

February 2015 Archives

Disability discrimination and protections

California employees who are discriminated against at work due to their disability may seek recourse against their employers under state or federal law. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is a federal agency that pursues claims against employers who it believes have discriminated against individuals who have a history of a disability, who are believed to have a long-term disability and even those who have minor or perceived disabilities.

Victims of workplace sexual harassment have options

Sexual harassment in the workplace can take many forms, such as obscene jokes or comments, or other inappropriate behavior that makes a California worker, whether male or female, feel uncomfortable. Employees who experience this behavior may not know what to do when it happens to them.

Starbucks facing sexual harassment lawsuit

A California Starbucks location is the focus of a recently filed sexual harassment and wrongful termination civil lawsuit. According to the 23-year-old female plaintiff, she initially enjoyed working at the company's Chula Vista location and things went well until a new manager was hired.

California ruling may widely affect trucking industry

A ruling by a San Diego Superior Court against a California-based international shipping company awarding more than $2 million to seven Los Angeles area truck drivers will have far-reaching implications for companies and drivers throughout the state. The truck drivers alleged that the company misclassified them as independent contractors and then leased trucks owned by the company to truckers to drive.