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You have a right to accommodations for disabilities in California

As a person with a disability or special medical needs, you want to know that your workplace will be able to accommodate you. According to California laws, you should be able to request reasonable changes at work for your safety and comfort. If your workplace doesn't allow you to alter your workspace according to your medical needs, then you may have the right to seek a lawsuit against your company.

Discrimination: How to file and who to speak to in California

If you've been discriminated against on the job while working in California, there are a few steps you need to take to rectify the situation. First of all, you need to recognize if you've been retaliated against or discriminated against, since simply being fired or passed over during hiring isn't usually enough to prove discrimination. If you believe you have, then you can file a complaint with the labor commissioner in California. This is just the first step, but it brings your situation to light, so others can investigate.

Don't let harassment scare you out of the workforce in California

Discrimination at work is one of the reasons people quit, become frustrated, or feel unease while working. Harassment and discrimination come in many forms, but all are illegal under state and federal law. Any time you're harassed based on the color of your skin, your race, sex, nation of origin, pregnancy, age, or other factors, you have the right to look into compensation for your suffering.

What can I do about workplace discrimination in California?

Have you been retaliated against at work? Maybe you've been facing discrimination. It's important to know how to file a complaint, and if that complaint isn't taken seriously, then you have a case against your company or employer. You can file a retaliation or discrimination complaint any time you feel like you've been discriminated against in violation of the law. That includes not being hired, being fired and other workplace discrimination issues.

Don't let discrimination ruin your job prospects in California

It's illegal for any employer to discriminate against you based on your gender or sex in California, so if you've faced this kind of discrimination, you need to take a stand. The Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 combined with the California Fair Employment and Housing Act expressly prohibits the act of discrimination based on your sex, ethnicity, age, religion or other factors.

Federal executive order may protect against discrimination

In California and around the nation, it's important that businesses do not discriminate against employees. Now, the federal government is taking steps to deter discrimination in the workforce. In fact, President Obama is expected to sign an order that bars discrimination against homosexuals in the workplace.

Can I sue Walmart for wrongful termination?

Walmart is possibly the largest violator of employment laws in the United States. Walmart, by corporate plan and design, intentionally violates the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other laws enacted to protect disabled workers.  

Can an employee who quits sue for wrongful termination?

Employees who quit their jobs can sue for wrongful termination under the doctrine of constructive termination or discharge.  A constructive discharge occurs when working conditions become so intolerable that no reasonable person would be expected to continue.  When conditions become such that an employee is forced to quit, this is considered to be the same as an involuntary termination.

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