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October 2014 Archives

Working in California: What is online sexual harassment?

Were you aware that workplace harassment doesn't only have to happen face-to-face in California? In fact, there doesn't have to be an in-person confrontation at all. The world has lots of modern technology now, so it's possible to face sexual harassment through social media, your cellphone or other devices.

Supreme Court to hear pregnancy discrimination employment case

In a pregnancy discrimination case scheduled to be heard by the Supreme Court on December 3, Young v. United Parcel Service could resolve a circuit split regarding what accommodations a pregnant employee must be given. While some circuits are willing to find discrimination wherever a pregnant employee is denied accommodations similar to those that would be available to an employee who is injured on the job, most circuits only require an employer to treat a pregnant employee the same as a non-pregnant employee - effectively denying special accommodations.

Protecting temporary workers

One of the defining characteristics of the most recent recession has been the stagnancy of wages, including amongst temporary workers. Jobs are scarce and the ones that do exist are low paying with little opportunity for growth. A glaring example of this can be found in the frequency with which large corporations are turning to temporary workers and staffing agencies to fill their labor needs. In doing so, corporations are able to pay low wages for demanding work while also attempting to avoid liability for violations of workplace law. (Notably, temporary and staffing agencies often have joint employer liability with the company using the labor). Employee rights, it would seem, are once again ignored, circumvented, and dismissed in favor of corporate profits.

Your right to compensation after being fired in California

California law prohibits employers from terminating employees due to discrimination. For instance, if you've recently come out as being homosexual and are let go due to your sexuality and preferences, this is wrongful discrimination and termination.

The fight against transgender discrimination in the workplace

There is so much ignorance and unfounded bias surrounding transgender discrimination that even experienced employment law attorneys may shy away from these cases.  

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